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Gender: Female Origin of Myrtle: Greek botanical name

The name Myrtle is a girl's name of Greek origin. Myrtle and is often added to lists like Flower Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

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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.

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Famous People Named Myrtle

(Josephine) Myrtle Corbin, American entertainer with dipygus
Myrtle Alice Cook, Canadian Olympic track athlete
Myrtle Devenish, Welsh actress
Mary Caroline "Myrtle" Page Fillmore, American Christian author
Myrtle Gonzalez, American actress
Myrtle McAteer, American tennis player
Myrtle Reed, American poet
Myrtle Olive Felix Robertson, 11th Baroness Wharton, English photographer
Myrtle Stedman, American actress
Myrtle Vail, American actress
Myrtle Sharon Mary Augee, English shot putter
Myrtle Abigail Porlucas Sarrosa, Filipina actress and TV personality
Myrtle Bonjean-Alpart, girl in the 2012 documentary "Sexy Baby"

Pop Culture References for the name Myrtle

Myrtle Elizabeth Warren aka 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 on American 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" series
Myrtle 'Tilly' Dunnage, character in "The Dressmaker"
Myrtle "Myrt" Spear, main character in radio serial "Myrt and Marge," played by Myrtle Vail
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