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GenderFeminine
UsageEnglish
PronouncedPron.MUR-təl
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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.
DiminutiveMyrtie
Other Languages & CulturesMirta Croatian Mirte, Mirthe, Myrthe Dutch Myrto Greek Mirta Italian Mirta Spanish

Categories

A Song of Ice and Fire characters, American Horror Story characters, currently out of the US top 1000, flora, flowers, Harry Potter characters, nature, plants, Stephen King characters, Tolkien characters, witches, word names
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute