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What does the name "Ethel" mean?

Ethel (English): Noble

The name "Ethel" is of English origin and it means "Noble". It's a name commonly given to girls. There are 33 other names that are similar to this one.

E is for enrich, a quality you share.

T is for tasteful, the way you communicate.

H is for hug, give one today!

E is for eternal, your spirit will live.

L is for laughter, you spread wherever you go.

Your name in reverse order is "Lehte". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Lehet". 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 "Ethel" in the U.S.?


Want to know about the populiarty of Ethel? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 280,116 babies born with the name Ethel in the United States. That's more than enough Ethels to occupy the territory of French Polynesia (France) with an estimated population of 277,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name first appeared in the year 1880 when it was given to 639 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Ethel" was in 1918 with a total of 8,076 babies. (That's a lot of baby Ethels)

According to the 1936 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ethel" is not a popular baby girl's name in Wisconsin. Imagine that, only 33 babies in Wisconsin have the same name as you in 1936. Across the entire United States a total of 2,748 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 Ethel popular?

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

Celebrities named Ethel

Ethel Merman

Ethel Merman is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1930 to 1982. Ethel was born in 1908 as Ethel Agnes Zimmermann in Queens, New York, U.S.


Ethel Waters

Ethel Waters is an actress and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1918 to 1977. Ethel was born in 1896 in Chester, Pennsylvania, U.S.


Ethel Barrymore

Ethel Barrymore is an actress with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1895 to 1957. Ethel was born in 1879 as Ethel Mae Blythe in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.


Ruby Keeler

Ruby Keeler is an actress, dancer, and singer with the most prominent portion of their career being from 1923 to 1989. Ruby was born in 1909 as Ethel Hilda Keeler in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada.


Past life for Ethel born Sep 26, 1973

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 Tibet approximately on 1475. Your profession was artist, magician, and fortune teller.

Psychologically, you had a Bohemian personality - mysterious, highly gifted, capable of understanding ancient books. Magical abilities, could be a servant of dark forces. The timid, lonely and self-confident people are everywhere, and your problem - to overcome these tendencies in yourself and then to help other people.

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