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Meaning and name origin

Myrtle \m(y)-rt-le, myr-tle\ as a girl's name is pronounced MER-terl. It is of Latin origin. Botanical and nature name based on the evergreen shrub that was sacred to Venus as a symbol of love. First used in the 1850s.


Variations

Myrtle has 9 variant forms: Mertice, Mertis, Mertle, Mirtie, Myrta, Myrtia, Myrtice, Myrtie and Myrtis.

For more information, see also the related girl name Mirta.


Popularity

Myrtle is a very popular first name for females (#258 out of 4276, Top 6%) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#80712 out of 88799, Top 91%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Myrtle for girls. Myrtle reached its highest rank of #28 in the U.S. in 1890-1899. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Myrtle name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Myrtle outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Myrtle and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Myrtis, Myrtle, Myrtie, Myrtice, Myrta and Mirta. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Mirta, Myrta, Myrtice, Myrtie, Myrtis, Myrtle in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Myrtle and related baby names outside U.S.


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Myrle. Like Myrtle, this name is not commonly used.

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