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What does Myrtle mean?

Myrtle /myr-tle/ as a girls' 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.


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

Affiliated girl name: Mirta.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Martle, Myrtleah, ..

(male) Myrles, Myrtlemy, ..

How popular is Myrtle?

Myrtle is a very prominent first name for women (#258 out of 4276, Top 6%) and also a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#50903 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the baby name popularity of Myrtle for girls. Myrtle reached its peak position of #28 in the U.S. during the years 1890-1899, but is not listed at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Myrtle name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Myrtle and corresponding names. Myrtis, Myrtie, Myrtice, Myrta and Mirtie are the popular variation forms of Myrtle rated in the Top 2000. Usage of these relations of Myrtle was widespread during 1890-1899 (median #685), but now, forms like Myrtice have fallen out of fashion.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Myrtle, Mirtie, Myrta, Myrtice, Myrtie, Myrtis in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Myrtle is alike in pronunciation to Martelle. Other suggested similar names are Beryle, Carle, Carole, Cyrille, Jerle, Mable, Maible, Marcie, Marcile, Marge, Margie, Marice, Marilee, Marilu, Marine, Markie, Marlea, Marlee, Marlele, Marlen, Marley, Marlie, Marlo, Marne, Marnee, Marsee, Mart, Marta, Marte, Marth, Martha, Marthe, Martie, Martine, Martje, Martta, Marvele, Maryse, Mattie, Mayble, Merla, Merle, Merola, Merrie, Meryl, Meryle, Mette, Micole, Mille, Mirelle, Mirla, Mirta, Mirtha, Mistie, Morela, Morene, Morine, Murle, Mychele, Mykala, Myla, Mylene, Myrah, Myree, Myrella, Myrelle, Myrene, Myriah, Myriam, Myrla, Myrle, Myrlene, Myrna and Mystee. These names tend to be less commonly used than Myrtle.