Given Name MYRON

GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: Μυρων (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: MIE-rən (English), MUY-RAWN (Classical Greek)  [details]

Meaning & History

Derived from Greek μυρον (myron) meaning "sweet oil, perfume". Myron was the name of a 5th-century BC Greek sculptor. Saints bearing this name include a 3rd-century bishop of Crete and a 4th-century martyr from Cyzicus who was killed by a mob. These saints are more widely revered in the Eastern Church, and the name has generally been more common among Eastern Christians. As an English name, it has been used since the 19th century.


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OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Miron (Polish), Miron (Romanian), Miron (Russian), Miron (Ukrainian)
Entry updated December 8, 2017