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Ethan

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How popular is the baby name Ethan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 7 0 7
1884 10 0 10
1886 6 0 6
1887 7 0 7
1891 6 0 6
1893 9 0 9
1896 9 0 9
1898 7 0 7
1901 6 0 6
1908 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1911 7 0 7
1912 16 0 16
1913 13 0 13
1914 25 0 25
1915 27 0 27
1916 23 0 23
1917 20 0 20
1918 25 0 25
1919 28 0 28
1920 31 0 31
1921 26 0 26
1922 27 0 27
1923 21 0 21
1924 14 0 14
1925 17 0 17
1926 27 0 27
1927 27 0 27
1928 25 0 25
1929 18 0 18
1930 19 0 19
1931 25 0 25
1932 19 0 19
1933 23 0 23
1934 20 0 20
1935 25 0 25
1936 23 0 23
1937 18 0 18
1938 20 0 20
1939 33 0 33
1940 17 0 17
1941 25 0 25
1942 21 0 21
1943 31 0 31
1944 28 0 28
1945 21 0 21
1946 27 0 27
1947 27 0 27
1948 29 0 29
1949 29 0 29
1950 26 0 26
1951 32 0 32
1952 53 0 53
1953 42 0 42
1954 64 0 64
1955 54 0 54
1956 63 0 63
1957 65 0 65
1958 73 0 73
1959 85 0 85
1960 94 0 94
1961 113 0 113
1962 133 0 133
1963 137 0 137
1964 203 0 203
1965 182 0 182
1966 173 0 173
1967 188 0 188
1968 175 0 175
1969 220 0 220
1970 271 0 271
1971 368 0 368
1972 519 0 519
1973 520 0 520
1974 524 0 524
1975 545 0 545
1976 571 0 571
1977 678 0 678
1978 638 0 638
1979 714 0 714
1980 706 0 706
1981 736 0 736
1982 713 0 713
1983 742 8 734
1984 736 5 731
1985 669 0 669
1986 604 9 595
1987 653 0 653
1988 894 0 894
1989 4,067 13 4,054 #87 boy name
1990 7,005 17 6,988 #58 boy name
1991 6,140 15 6,125 #65 boy name
1992 4,918 13 4,905 #76 boy name
1993 4,168 8 4,160 #92 boy name
1994 4,181 16 4,165 #89 boy name
1995 4,942 11 4,931 #75 boy name
1996 5,859 7 5,852 #62 boy name
1997 7,818 12 7,806 #46 boy name
1998 10,547 14 10,533 #38 boy name
1999 11,456 15 11,441 #37 boy name
2000 15,243 21 15,222 #25 boy name
2001 17,980 21 17,959 #17 boy name
2002 22,142 37 22,105 #5 boy name
2003 21,383 29 21,354 #6 boy name
2004 22,329 126 22,203 #5 boy name
2005 21,343 36 21,307 #5 boy name
2006 20,527 26 20,501 #4 boy name
2007 21,033 17 21,016 #3 boy name
2008 20,234 36 20,198 #3 boy name
2009 19,860 24 19,836 #2 boy name
2010 18,012 19 17,993 #2 boy name
2011 16,696 22 16,674 #7 boy name
2012 17,666 22 17,644 #3 boy name
2013 16,233 17 16,216 #6 boy name
2014 15,710 19 15,691 #6 boy name
2015 15,008 17 14,991 #6 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Ethan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 387,451 babies born with the name Ethan in the United States. That's more than enough Ethans to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given to 7 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ethan" was in 2004 with a total of 22,203 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ethans)

According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ethan" ranks #15 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, 1,141 babies in New York have the same name as you in 2007. Across the entire United States a total of 21,033 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Ethan popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ethan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ethan as well as things modernly associated with the name Ethan such as celebrities named Ethan.

Origin and Meaning of Ethan

The name "Ethan" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Firm, Strong". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke is an actor, director, screenwriter, and novelist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1985 to present. Ethan was born in 1970 as Ethan Green Hawke in Austin, Texas, United States.

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Ethan Suplee

Ethan Suplee is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1 to present. Ethan was born in 1976 in Manhattan, New York.

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Ethan Embry

Ethan Embry is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1991 to present. Ethan was born in 1978 as Ethan Philan Randall in Huntington Beach, California, U.S.

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Ethan Wayne

Ethan was born in 1962 as John Ethan Wayne in Encino, California USA.

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Ethan Coen

Ethan Coen is a film directors, producers, screenwriters, and film editors with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1984 to present. Ethan was born in 1957 as Joel David CoenEthan Jesse Coen in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, U.S.

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Ethan Erickson

Ethan Erickson is an actor and model with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1995 to present. Ethan was born in 1973 as Ethan Skip Erickson in Minneapolis, Minnesota, U.S.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Ethan

Ethan Allen
Ethan Couch
Ethan Dolan
Ethan Frome
Ethan Hastert
Ethan Cutkosky

Alternative Meanings

E is for elate, you make others happy.

T is for treasure, of your friendship.

H is for heavenly, your spirit is strong.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

N is for nice, need I say more?

Your name in reverse order is "Nahte". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eahnt". How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ethan born Jan 9, 1973

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Ireland approximately on 1800. Your profession was seaman, dealer, businessman, and broker.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. Your problem - to learn to love and to trust the Universe. You are bound to think, study, reflect and develop inner wisdom.

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