Myrna

First Name
32k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Myrna

"Myrna" is a name of Irish origin, and it means "High-spirited". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Anglicization of Irish Muirne (“beloved”). Popularized by the American actress Myrna Loy.

  1. A female given name.

Myrna was also found in the following language(s): Faroese

Notable Persons Named Myrna

Myrna Loy was an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1925 to 1982. Myrna was given the name Myrna Adele Williams on August 2nd, 1905 in Helena, Montana, U.S. She left this life on December 14th, 1993.

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Myrna Fahey was an actress. Her career lasted from 1954 to 1973. Myrna was born on March 12th, 1933 in Carmel, Maine, U.S. She passed away on May 6th, 1973.

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Jody Miller is a country music singing. She plays Vocals. She was most prominent from 1960 to present. Jody was given the name Myrna Joy Miller on November 29th, 1941 in Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.

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Myrna Hansen is an actor and actress. She was most active from 1953 to 1953. Myrna was born on August 5th, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Myrna Dell was an actress. She was most prominent from 1940 to 1981. Myrna was given the name Marilyn Adele Dunlap on March 5th, 1924 in Los Angeles, California, U.S. Myrna is also known as Myrna Adele Dunlap. She breathed her last breath on February 11th, 2011.

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How popular is the baby name Myrna in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1885 11 11 0
1887 6 6 0
1888 8 8 0
1889 5 5 0
1890 8 8 0
1891 8 8 0
1892 5 5 0
1893 8 8 0
1894 14 14 0
1895 11 11 0
1896 15 15 0
1897 14 14 0
1898 14 14 0
1899 15 15 0
1900 30 30 0
1901 22 22 0
1902 20 20 0
1903 22 22 0
1904 21 21 0
1905 20 20 0
1906 25 25 0
1907 21 21 0
1908 41 41 0
1909 24 24 0
1910 28 28 0
1911 61 61 0
1912 42 42 0
1913 62 62 0
1914 94 94 0
1915 128 128 0
1916 153 153 0
1917 115 115 0
1918 132 132 0
1919 152 152 0
1920 134 134 0
1921 139 139 0
1922 144 144 0
1923 131 131 0
1924 129 129 0
1925 136 136 0
1926 157 157 0
1927 203 203 0
1928 335 335 0
1929 429 429 0
1930 483 483 0
1931 415 415 0
1932 422 422 0
1933 571 571 0
1934 842 836 6
1935 1,060 1,060 0
1936 1,402 1,396 6
1937 1,657 1,651 6
1938 1,808 1,801 7
1939 1,600 1,600 0
1940 1,478 1,471 7
1941 1,376 1,371 5
1942 1,104 1,104 0
1943 844 839 5
1944 635 635 0
1945 568 568 0
1946 620 620 0
1947 646 646 0
1948 493 493 0
1949 422 422 0
1950 448 448 0
1951 478 478 0
1952 362 362 0
1953 388 388 0
1954 384 384 0
1955 427 427 0
1956 453 453 0
1957 431 431 0
1958 411 411 0
1959 402 402 0
1960 374 374 0
1961 346 346 0
1962 334 334 0
1963 307 307 0
1964 289 289 0
1965 234 234 0
1966 207 207 0
1967 192 192 0
1968 158 158 0
1969 187 187 0
1970 159 159 0
1971 164 164 0
1972 149 149 0
1973 128 128 0
1974 169 169 0
1975 124 124 0
1976 134 134 0
1977 130 130 0
1978 104 104 0
1979 100 100 0
1980 110 110 0
1981 87 87 0
1982 96 96 0
1983 81 81 0
1984 80 80 0
1985 69 69 0
1986 66 66 0
1987 63 63 0
1988 73 73 0
1989 62 62 0
1990 62 62 0
1991 72 72 0
1992 62 62 0
1993 51 51 0
1994 55 55 0
1995 43 43 0
1996 49 49 0
1997 34 34 0
1998 39 39 0
1999 41 41 0
2000 37 37 0
2001 33 33 0
2002 37 37 0
2003 33 33 0
2004 33 33 0
2005 31 31 0
2006 29 29 0
2007 19 19 0
2008 25 25 0
2009 23 23 0
2010 17 17 0
2011 19 19 0
2012 22 22 0
2013 22 22 0
2014 15 15 0
2015 14 14 0
2016 16 16 0
2017 14 14 0

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Popularity of Myrna as a first name

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Popularity of Myrna as a last name

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Common last names for Myrna

  • Johnson
  • Smith
  • Miller
  • Williams
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Brown
  • Anderson
  • Moore
  • Wilson
  • White
  • Young
  • Turner
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Fun Facts about the name Myrna

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  • How Popular is the name Myrna? Myrna is the 1,340th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Myrna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 31,645 babies born with the first name Myrna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Myrna to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Myrna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1885 when it was given as a first name to 11 new born babies.
  • When was Myrna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Myrna is Friday, August 15th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Myrna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Myrna was in 1938 with a total of 1,801 babies. That's a lot of babies named Myrna!
  • Random Myrna Factoid: According to the 1940 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Myrna ranks 82nd in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oregon. Imagine that, 21 babies in Oregon have the same name as you in 1940.
  • Weird things about the name Myrna: Your name in reverse order is Anrym. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ranmy. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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