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Ranked #179


Gender: Boy. Popularity for the Last 10 Years: 10 (Ranked #5).

What does the name "Ethan" mean?

Ethan (Hebrew): Firm, Strong

The name "Ethan" is of Hebrew origin and it means "Firm, Strong". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 12 other names that are similar to this one.

E is for enjoy, your life can be fun!

T is for teacher, you truly are.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

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

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

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


Want to know about the populiarty of Ethan? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 372,301 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 first appeared 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 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ethan" ranks #29 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Missouri. Imagine that, 300 babies in Missouri have the same name as you in 1998. Across the entire United States a total of 10,546 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Ethan popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Ethan in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Ethan

Ethan Hawke

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


Ethan Suplee

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


Ethan Embry

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


Ethan Wayne

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


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.


Ethan Erickson

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


Past life for Ethan born Dec 2, 2009

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of North Europe approximately on 1850. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. You are bound to solve problems regarding pollution of environment, recycling, misuse of raw materials, elimination of radioactivity by all means including psychological methods.

Here's something for you to ponder on...

The Theory Behind The Name Game - Finding a good baby name is one of the dilemmas that plague parents who live in a modern setting. Parents do have the right to be conscious about the name.