The name Mertie ranked 4129th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
Though this name appears on the 1990 U.S. Census lists, it is used by only a small percentage of the general population.
The myrtle is an aromatic, evergreen shrub. It was sacred to the goddess of love in a number of ancient Mediterranean cultures. A Persian form of this name is the probable source of another English girl's name, Esther.