Myrtle name meaning

Updated: May 30th, 2024
Gender: Unisex, both Boy and Girl
Origin: Old Greek and English
Usage: English, Finnish, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian
Pronunciation: m(y)-rt-le
Meaning: An Aromatic, Evergreen Shrub, Botanical Name, A Flower, Symbol of Victory and Myrtos
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What does Myrtle mean?

Customary and Ceaseless Myrtle is originated from Old Greek and English is majorly used in Danish, English, Swedish, Finnish and Norwegian, Myrtle means "An Aromatic, Evergreen Shrub, Botanical Name, A Flower, Symbol of Victory or Myrtos" is aimed at both boys and girls.

Myrtle is English equivalent of Myrtille.

How do I pronounce Myrtle?

The proper pronunciation of two syllabled Myrtle is m(y)-rt-le. myr-tle is the different way(s) to pronounce the name.

Variants of Myrtle

Mertel, Myrtille, Mirtill

Nicknames for Myrtle

Probable nickname for the child named Myrtle include:

Names that rhyme with Myrtle

How popular is the name Myrtle?

a popular name in United States with over 136945 new-borns have been given the name since 1880. When at the peak of its usage in 1894, the moniker grabbed the 27th spot and 4076 baby girls were given the name.

Additionally, the name has been in the top 50 baby names 33 times Myrtle is an uncommon baby name in England and Wales where it has been in use since 1998 and achieved its top ranking of 2328 in 2015.

But Myrtle is a popular baby name in Jamaica where every 1 in 500 have the name. As per our estimate, over 130000 people has been named Myrtle globally.

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Myrtle in Nordic countries

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What numbers say about Myrtle?

You are co-operative, caring and courteous individual. To have 7 as your personality number reveals the sensitive side of your personality. You are an artist by soul, which is something almost everyone envies you for. Office work drives you crazy. This is why you prefer freelance work. People admire your endless hope that things will get better in the world and your courage to do what others avoid to do.

Looking for a name like Myrtle? Please go through the following names

  •  Alienor - Meaning of Alienor is Foreign or Compassion is used dominantly in French, Arabic and English, a girl name has origin in Old Provençal and Greek
  •  Katerine - Unfamiliar Katerine has its origin in Old Greek language bestowed upon girls, used primarily in Slavic and English, Katerine means "Pure"
  •  Vasile - Prevalently used in Romanian unexpected, Vasile is used as a boy name, meaning of Vasile is "Monarch or Kingly" is rooted from Old Greek
  •  Pierre-Alexis - The Pierre-Alexis means "Rock, Rock or Protect" is originated from Greek
  •  Sandros - Boy name Sandros means "Defender of Men, Defender of Men and He Who Wards Off (Other) Men" which came from Old Greek is used specifically in Greek. Sandros is a shortened form of Alexandros.

Famous people named Myrtle

  • Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton,
  • Myrtle Cook, Canadian athlete
  • Myrtle Vail, American vaudevillian
  • Myrtle Augee, retired English shot putter
  • Myrtle Corbin, sideshow performer born a dipygus
  • Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress
  • Myrtle McAteer, American tennis player around the turn of the 20th century
  • Myrtle Reed, American author, poet, journalist
  • Myrtle Stedman, American leading lady and later character actress
  • Myrtle Fillmore, American
  • Myrtle Maclagan, English cricketer
  • Myrtle Devenish in Brazil as Actress
  • Myrtle Reeves in Over the Garden Wall as Actress
  • Myrtle Anderson is known for her acting in short Double Up
  • In 1923, Myrtle Morse played the role of Andrea Drayton in adventure and crime film Haldane of the Secret Service.
  • Myrtle Wiseman portrayed the vital role of Lulu Belle in 1938 action and drama film Shine on Harvest Moon.
  • In 1922, Myrtle Vibart played the role of Molly Jackson in adventure, sport flick Weavers of Fortune.


  1. Social Security Administration,
  2. Office for National Statistics,
  3. Central Statistics Office - An Phríomh-Oifig Staidrimh,
  4. Sociale Verzekeringsbank,
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