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Gender: F Origin of Myrtle: Greek botanical name

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 Myrtle, 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.

Famous People Named Myrtle

Myrtle Bonjean-Alpart, girl in the 2012 documentary "Sexy Baby" (sister of Winnifred and Gogo)
Myrtle Corbin, American entertainer
Myrtle Cook, Canadian Olympic athlete
Myrtle Devenish, Welsh actress
Myrtle Fillmore, American writer
Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress
Myrtle McAteer, American tennis player
Myrtle Reed, American poet
Myrtle Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton, English photographer
Myrtle Stedman, American actress
Myrtle Vail, American actress

Pop Culture References for the name Myrtle

Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, USA
Moaning Myrtle, character from the "Harry Potter" series
Myrtle Wilson, character in book/film "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
Myrtle Snow, character on TV's "American Horror Story - Coven".
Myrtle, the mean girl in the "Lilo & Stitch" films and TV show
Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage, character from The Dressmaker

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