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137k
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377
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in 2010

Myrtle

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 620 615 5 #40 girl name
1881 643 643 0 #37 girl name
1882 803 803 0 #38 girl name
1883 851 851 0 #37 girl name
1884 985 979 6 #34 girl name
1885 1,031 1,026 5 #34 girl name
1886 1,102 1,094 8 #35 girl name
1887 1,094 1,087 7 #36 girl name
1888 1,310 1,310 0 #35 girl name
1889 1,371 1,361 10 #33 girl name
1890 1,411 1,406 5 #34 girl name
1891 1,464 1,458 6 #31 girl name
1892 1,671 1,666 5 #32 girl name
1893 1,767 1,759 8 #29 girl name
1894 1,824 1,818 6 #27 girl name
1895 1,950 1,938 12 #28 girl name
1896 1,941 1,928 13 #30 girl name
1897 1,833 1,833 0 #29 girl name
1898 2,097 2,090 7 #29 girl name
1899 1,828 1,821 7 #30 girl name
1900 2,252 2,252 0 #32 girl name
1901 1,901 1,892 9 #28 girl name
1902 1,893 1,884 9 #32 girl name
1903 1,994 1,980 14 #29 girl name
1904 1,911 1,905 6 #34 girl name
1905 2,026 2,026 0 #33 girl name
1906 1,928 1,921 7 #37 girl name
1907 1,936 1,929 7 #39 girl name
1908 1,959 1,952 7 #43 girl name
1909 1,955 1,950 5 #43 girl name
1910 2,152 2,145 7 #43 girl name
1911 2,041 2,033 8 #50 girl name
1912 2,604 2,599 5 #50 girl name
1913 2,851 2,843 8 #53 girl name
1914 3,057 3,049 8 #60 girl name
1915 3,887 3,865 22 #58 girl name
1916 3,974 3,960 14 #58 girl name
1917 4,063 4,046 17 #58 girl name
1918 4,094 4,076 18 #62 girl name
1919 3,826 3,816 10 #67 girl name
1920 3,963 3,955 8 #68 girl name
1921 3,805 3,791 14 #73 girl name
1922 3,655 3,649 6 #75 girl name
1923 3,323 3,314 9 #84 girl name
1924 3,215 3,206 9 #89 girl name
1925 2,986 2,977 9 #95 girl name
1926 2,773 2,758 15
1927 2,560 2,550 10
1928 2,259 2,243 16
1929 2,130 2,124 6
1930 2,010 1,995 15
1931 1,729 1,712 17
1932 1,680 1,669 11
1933 1,403 1,398 5
1934 1,443 1,435 8
1935 1,320 1,313 7
1936 1,249 1,239 10
1937 1,202 1,192 10
1938 1,122 1,115 7
1939 1,063 1,063 0
1940 1,025 1,020 5
1941 970 965 5
1942 909 909 0
1943 847 842 5
1944 686 686 0
1945 621 621 0
1946 571 571 0
1947 597 597 0
1948 536 536 0
1949 524 524 0
1950 460 460 0
1951 397 397 0
1952 367 367 0
1953 375 375 0
1954 329 329 0
1955 314 314 0
1956 258 258 0
1957 227 227 0
1958 196 196 0
1959 183 183 0
1960 175 175 0
1961 186 186 0
1962 145 145 0
1963 110 110 0
1964 115 115 0
1965 117 117 0
1966 88 88 0
1967 85 85 0
1968 74 74 0
1969 72 72 0
1970 49 49 0
1971 57 57 0
1972 37 37 0
1973 36 36 0
1974 34 34 0
1975 41 41 0
1976 27 27 0
1977 30 30 0
1978 22 22 0
1979 22 22 0
1980 27 27 0
1981 18 18 0
1982 24 24 0
1983 14 14 0
1984 16 16 0
1985 10 10 0
1986 15 15 0
1987 13 13 0
1988 7 7 0
1989 9 9 0
1990 8 8 0
1991 9 9 0
1992 6 6 0
1993 7 7 0
1994 9 9 0
1995 9 9 0
1996 8 8 0
1997 6 6 0
2005 6 6 0
2014 9 9 0

Fun Facts about the name Myrtle

  • How many people with the first name Myrtle have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 136,934 babies born with the first name Myrtle in the United States. That's more than enough people named Myrtle to occupy the country of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines with an estimated population of 109,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Myrtle? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 620 new born babies.
  • When was Myrtle first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Myrtle is Friday, April 10th, 1868.
  • What year had the most people named Myrtle born? The highest recorded use of the first name Myrtle was in 1918 with a total of 4,076 babies. That's a lot of babies named Myrtle!
  • Random Myrtle Factoid: According to the 1922 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Myrtle ranks 57th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Oklahoma. Imagine that, 109 babies in Oklahoma have the same name as you in 1922.
  • Weird things about the name Myrtle: Your name in reverse order is Eltrym. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ermtyl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Myrtle? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 377 people with the last name Myrtle.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Myrtle? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Myrtle as their last name since less than 1 person in 769k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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Popularity of Myrtle as a first name

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Popularity of Myrtle as a last name

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Common last names for Myrtle

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Jones
  • Williams
  • Brown
  • Miller
  • Davis
  • Anderson
  • Wilson
  • Moore
  • Taylor
  • Thompson
  • Martin
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Clark
  • Nelson
  • Harris
  • Hall

Common first names for Myrtle

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Myrtle U.S.
  White 87.00% 64.26%
  African American 6.90% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.39% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.65% 16.26%

Of Last Name Myrtle

People with the last name Myrtle are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Myrtle" mean? The list below shows the origins of Myrtle as well as things modernly associated with the name Myrtle such as celebrities named Myrtle.

English

Origin and Meaning of Myrtle

The name "Myrtle" is of English origin, and it means "Myrtle Bush". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Myr"tle
A species of the genus Myrtus, especially Myrtus communis. The common myrtle has a shrubby, upright stem, eight or ten feet high. Its branches form a close, full head, thickly covered with ovate or lanceolate evergreen leaves. It has solitary axillary white or rosy flowers, followed by black several-seeded berries. The ancients considered it sacred to Venus. The flowers, leaves, and berries are used variously in perfumery and as a condiment, and the beautifully mottled wood is used in turning.

Note: ☞ The name is also popularly but wrongly applied in America to two creeping plants, the blue-flowered periwinkle and the yellow-flowered moneywort. In the West Indies several myrtaceous shrubs are called myrtle.

Etymology: F. myrtil bilberry, prop., a little myrtle, from myrte myrtle, L. myrtus murtus, Gr. my`rtos; cf. Per. mūrd

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. Widely cultivated as a groundcover for its dark green shiny leaves and usually blue-violet flowers
  2. Any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Myrtus

From Old French myrte, from Latin myrtus.

  1. An evergreen shrub or small tree of the genus Myrtus, native to southern Europe and north Africa.

Notable Persons With the Name Myrtle

Gogi Grant

Gogi Grant is a singer and singing. Gogi was given the name Myrtle Audrey Arinsberg on September 20th, 1924 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Gogi is also known as Audrey Brown and Audrey Grant.

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Myrtle Sarrosa

Myrtle Sarrosa is a cosplay, actor, singing, vj (media personality), dance, cosplayer, actress, singer, vj, and dancer. She was most prominent from 2012 to present. Myrtle was given the name Myrtle Abigail Porlucas Sarrosa on December 7th, 1994 in Iloilo City. Myrtle is also known as Sarrosa and Myrtle Abigail Porlucas.

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Myrtle Gonzalez

Myrtle Gonzalez was an actress. She was most active from 1913 to 1917. Myrtle was born on September 28th, 1891. She breathed her last breath on October 22nd, 1918.

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Halo Meadows

Halo Meadows was an actress, writer, and dancer. Halo was given the name Myrtle Louise Stonesifer on May 1st, 1905 in Littlestown, Pennsylvania, U.S. Halo is also known as Louise Howard. She died on May 12th, 1985.

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Myrtle Reed

Myrtle Reed was an author, poet, journalist, philanthropist, and philanthropy. Myrtle was born on September 27th, 1874 in Illinois. She died on August 17th, 1911.

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Myrtle Allen

Myrtle Allen is a chef. Myrtle was given the name Myrtle Hill in 1924 in Tivoli, Cork, County Cork, Ireland. Myrtle is also known as Hill and Myrtle.

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  • Myrtle Vail
    (famed individual)
  • Myrtle Cole
    (Member of San Diego City Council representing the Fourth District)
  • Myrtle Stedman
    (actress)
  • Myrtle Bachelder
    (influential somebody)
  • Myrtle Cook
    (athlete)
  • Myrtle McAteer
    (tennis player)
  • Myrtle Maclagan
    (leading somebody)
  • M. Jean McLane
    (famed somebody)
  • Myrtle Witbooi
    (famed human)

Notable Persons With the Last Name Myrtle

Chip Myrtle

Chip Myrtle is an athlete for the Denver Broncos, San Diego Chargers, and Jacksonville Sharks (WFL). His most notable accomplishments were from 1967 to 1975. Chip was born on February 6th, 1945 in Hyattsville, Maryland.

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What does the name Myrtle mean?

Mis for mystery, the part of you that cannot be explained.

Yis for young, the years never show!

Ris for relax, you know how!

Tis for time, you give to friends.

Lis for loyalty, that you show.

Eis for expert, in your chosen career

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