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Gender Feminine
Usage English
Pronounced Pron. 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)

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