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Gender: F Origin of Myrtle: Greek botanical name

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Long in our category of so-far-out-it-will-always-be-out category, seen as a gum-cracking 1940's telephone operator, we think maybe it's time to reassess, and look at is as a nature name, a plant with pink or white aromatic berries. Ruled by Venus, myrtle is a plant associated with love, peace, fertility and youth.

Myrtle has lots of literary references as well: in Thomas Hardy's The Hand of Ethelberta, Theodore Dreiser's The Genius, P. G. Wodehouse's Meet Mr Mulliner, and especially The Great Gatsby. Fitzgerald's Myrtle Wilson has been played on film by actresses as varies as Shelley Winters, Karen Black and Isla Fisher.

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Famous People Named Myrtle

Myrtle, four-year-old girl in the 2012 documentary "Sexy Baby"

Pop Culture References for the Name Myrtle

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Moaning Myrtle, character from the Harry Potter series
Myrtle Wilson, from "The Great Gatsby"
Myrtle the turtle, the biggest turtle in Boston's aquarium
Myrtle Fargate, character from ABC soap "All My Children"
Myrtle Hazard, orphan brought from tropics to live in New England and reared by her spinster aunt in "The Guardian Angel" (1868) by Oliver Wendell Holmes ("early pioneer study of 'multiple personality' which resembles pulp fiction in certain respects, but which contains remarkable psychological insights")
Myrtle Snow, character on "American Horror Story - Coven".
Myrtle, the bully girl in the "Lilo & Stitch" movies

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