Myrtle Name Meaning & Origin

Myrtle

Pronunciation: MER-təl (key)

Origin of the name Myrtle:

Derived from the Greek myrtos (myrtle, plants from the genus Myrtus). Var: Myrtia, Myrtice, Myrtis, Myrtisa, Myrta.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nicknames for Myrtle

Myrt, Myrtie

Meanings and history of the name Myrtle

From the myrtle tree, which has fragrant blossoms and was traditionally used in bridal wreaths as a symbol of purity. The Hebrew equivalent is Hadassah.

Famous real-life people named Myrtle

Myrtle Reed, American author and poet.
Myrtle Stedman, American opera singer and early silent film actress.
Myrtle Vail, American actress and writer.
Myrtle Hart early American harpist.

Myrtle in song, story & screen

Moaning Myrtle, minor character in the "Harry Potter" series written by J. K. Rowling.
Myrtle Wilson, Character in the novel "The Great Gatsby" by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Myrtle Snow, a witch in the TV series American Horror Story:Coven.

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