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After the plant, myrtle; used since the end of the 19th century.

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  1. A female given name.
    • 1867 Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr: The Guardian Angel: Chapter XXXIV:
      Myrtle Hazard Lindsay walked up to the bust, and kissed its marble forehead, saying, "This is the face of my Guardian Angel!"
    • 1993 Carol Shields: The Stone Diaries: page 318:
      "My husband used to say that girls with flower names fade fast." It was Myrtle who said this one day, out of the blue, and for some reason it made them all go weak with laughter.

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