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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Mirta.
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).
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).
A suggested similar baby name is Myrle. Like Myrtle, this name is not commonly used.