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Gender: M Meaning of Myron: "fragrant, an aromatic shrub, myrrh" Origin of Myron: Greek

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One of many M names -- including Murray, Melvin, Morton, Milton, and Marvin -- given to first-generation Jewish boys to replace the old-fashioned Moses. Now we'd pick Moses over any of them.

Myron was the name of an important 5th century BC sculptor and also of several saints. In the US, it was a Top 200 name in the 1930s.

Famous People Named Myron

Myron of Eleutherae, Athenian sculptor
Myron Floren, accordionist from "The Lawrence Welk Show"
Myron Healey, American actor
Myron Scholes, Nobel Prizewinning Canadian economist
Myron Cope, American sports journalist
Myron Waldman, American animator
Myron Markevych, Ukrainian footballer
Myron Hunt, American architect
Myron Charles Taylor, American industrialist
Myron T. Herrick, American politician, 42nd governor of Ohio
Myron McCormick, American actor

Pop Culture References for the Name Myron

Myron Bedlock, from the movie "The Hurricane"

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