Gender: Female Meaning of Myrna: "myrrh" Origin of Myrna: Irish

Myrna Origin and Meaning

The name Myrna is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "myrrh".

Myrna Loy, Mrs. Thin Man, was lovely -- but her name is not.

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Pop Culture References for the name Myrna

Muirna, Moina, Meirna, Morna, Mirna, Merna, Moyna


Liberty_Bell Says:


My sister has just called her daughter Myrna Elspeth Irene and I love it x

CharacterNameExtraordinaire Says:


I think the Arabic meaning is 'myrrh' (or at least that's what Google says), but the Irish meaning is different.

shelly68 Says:


Yeah NB editors, stop calling lovely names ugly.

Catastroffy Says:


I think Namebery had no call to say that this name isn't lovely. It isn't a name I'm personally particularly fond of, but I don't think they should discourage people from choosing the name they like best.

lesliemarion Says:


Nameberry can have their opinion, after all that's what we're weighing in on is our opinions, right? I find the name both unattractive and attractive, first because of how it looks in print and second because Myrna Loy is extraordinary. Myrna Loy wins out for me. Though I can't in honesty say I would name a child it b/c I find the "y" ugly still, but I would name a cat Myrna Loy.

Kisa Says:


I had Myrna on my name list because of Myrna Loy.. Too bad Nameberry doesn't like it.

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I've aslo read in a book that the meaning is 'beloved'

Zoey_Artemisia Says:


I find this name really pretty, like a stronger version of Esme. Nameberry was wrong to say that about this name.

iyasia Says:


hey everyone add me okay

AnnieLouise Says:


I personally really like the name Myrna but it certainly doesn't mean 'myrrh'. It's an anglicization of the Irish name Muirne which means 'festive' or 'high spirited'.