Given Name MYRTLE

GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: MUR-təl   [details]

Meaning & History

Simply from the English word myrtle for the evergreen shrub, ultimately from Greek μυρτος (myrtos). It was first used as a given name in the 19th century, at the same time many other plant and flower names were coined.

Categories

flowers, Harry Potter characters, nature, plants
DIMINUTIVE: Myrtie
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Mirta (Croatian), Mirte, Mirthe, Myrthe (Dutch), Myrto (Greek), Mirta (Italian), Mirta (Spanish)
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