Greek botanical name

Myrtle Origin and Meaning

The name Myrtle is a girl's name of Greek origin.

Long in our category of so-far-out-it-will-always-be-out category, once seen as a gum-cracking 1940's telephone operator, we think 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.

# 945 in the US

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# 872 on Nameberry

Myrtle Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

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Famous People Named Myrtle

  • (Josephine) Myrtle CorbinAmerican entertainer with dipygus
  • Myrtle Alice CookCanadian Olympic track athlete
  • Myrtle DevenishWelsh actress
  • Mary Caroline "Myrtle" Page FillmoreAmerican Christian author
  • Myrtle GonzalezAmerican actress
  • Myrtle McAteerAmerican tennis player
  • Myrtle ReedAmerican poet
  • Myrtle Olive Felix Robertson11th Baroness Wharton, English photographer
  • Myrtle StedmanAmerican actress
  • Myrtle VailAmerican actress
  • Myrtle Sharon Mary AugeeEnglish shot putter
  • Myrtle Abigail Porlucas SarrosaFilipina actress and TV personality
  • Myrtle BonjeanAlpart, girl in the 2012 documentary "Sexy Baby"

Myrtle in Pop Culture

  • Myrtle Elizabeth Warren aka Moaning Myrtlecharacter from the "Harry Potter" series
  • Myrtle Wilsoncharacter in book/film "The Great Gatsby"
  • Myrtle the turtlethe biggest turtle in Boston's aquarium
  • Myrtle Fargatecharacter on American soap "All My Children"
  • Myrtle Hazardorphan brought from tropics to live in New England and reared by her spinster aunt in "The Guardian Angel" (1868) by Oliver Wendell Holmes
  • Myrtle Snowcharacter on TV's "American Horror Story , Coven".
  • Myrtle Edmondsthe mean girl in the "Lilo & Stitch" series
  • Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnagecharacter in "The Dressmaker"
  • Myrtle "Myrt" Spearmain character in radio serial "Myrt and Marge," played by Myrtle Vail
  • Myrtle BeachSouth Carolina, USA