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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 enrich, a quality you share.

T is for treasure, that of your friendship.

H is for hope, the encouragement you give.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

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 "Ahnte". 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 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ethan" ranks #26 in popularity as a baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, 408 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 2005. Across the entire United States a total of 21,339 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 east? 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 Jun 30, 2006

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 Iran approximately on 1200. Your profession was philosopher and thinker.

You had an artistic personality, always transforming ugly into beauty, gray into bright colors. You would find an opportunity of creative self-expression in any situation. Your main lesson in present - to develop magnanimity and feeling of brotherhood. Try to become less adhered to material property and learn to have only as many, as you may give back.

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

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