🔼The name Smyrna in the Bible
Smyrna is the name of a city in Asia Minor, in present day Turkey. It's now named Izmir and is situated on Turkey's western shore, a little farther north than Athens in Greece, across the Aegean Sea.
In the Bible the name Smyrna occurs only in the Book of Revelation. It's one of the seven churches to which this Book is addressed (Revelation 1:11). In Revelation 2:8 occurs the adjective Σμυρναιος (Smurnaios), meaning of Smyrna.
The message from Jesus to the congregation in Smyrna contains twice a reference to His resurrection (Revelation 2:8 and 2:11). That is probably no coincidence.
🔼Etymology of the name Smyrna
It's not uncontested where the name Smyrna might come from. It appears to be an adaptation from an ancient word, but it's not known which word and what it might have meant. But the adaptation upon which finally was settled is identical to the noun σμυρνα (smurna), which comes from the Hebrew and Aramaic word מר or מור (mor), meaning myrrh: