Myron (given name)
Myron is a masculine given name used in English-speaking and Eastern European countries including Romania, Ukraine and Russia (in the countries of the former USSR it is usually spelled Miron, except for Ukraine whereas in Ukrainian language this name is spelled Myron). Non-religious or Christianized Jews used this name as a Gentile replacement of the Jewish name Meir. This use was originally in honor of the ancient Greek sculptor Myron (Greek Μύρων), whose name meant "myrrh, perfume" in ancient Greek. Myron was fairly popular as a male given name in the United States during the early part of the 20th century. The popularity of the name declined during the 1960s and it is very rare today to see young people with the name Myron. The female equivalent of Myron is considered to be Myra.
- Myron, Athenian sculptor from the mid-5th century BC
- Myron Walter Drabowsky, American major league baseball pitcher
- Myron Floren, American accordionist and band leader
- Myron "Mike" Franks (born 1936), American tennis player
- Myron Markevych, former Ukrainian football midfielder, and current head coach of Metalist Kharkiv
- Myron Mathisson, Polish theoretical physicist
- Myron Scholes, Canadian economist and Nobel Prize winner, a co-author of Black-Scholes model for option pricing
- Myron Waldman, animator and director at Fleischer Studios and Famous Studios
- Evans, C.K. (2006). The Great Big Book of Baby Names. Publications International Ltd.
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