Baby Names: Names Starting with Me-My


MUSETTA: From the Old French for "a ballad" and probably related to "Muse." Relatives: Musette, Musa.. Namesake: "Musetta" (character in La Boheme).

MYRA: From the Latin for "wonderful." This name was coined by English poet Lord Brooke (also known as Fulke Greville). It is an anagram of "Mary." Namesakes: Dame Myra Hess, Myra Breckenridge.

MYRNA: Irish Gaelic for "polite one" or "gentle." Relatives: Muirne, Merna, Mirna, Moina, Morna, Moyna. Namesakes: Myrna Loy, Myrna Blyth.

MYRON: From the Greek for "sweet oil." Namesake: Myron Cohen.

MYRTLE: From the myrtle flower, an ancient Greek symbol of victory. This neglected horticultural name deserves consideration. Relatives: Myrta, Myrtia, Myrtis, Mirtle, Mertle, Mertice, Mert, Myrtice, Myrtilla. Namesake: Myrtle Beach (N.C.).

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