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Popularity
280k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Ethel

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: English
  • Meaning: Noble
  • #255 All Time
Girls
Boys

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18806396336#38 girl name
18817937885#25 girl name
18829899890#24 girl name
18831,1321,1320#20 girl name
18841,3931,3867#18 girl name
18851,5081,49513#15 girl name
18861,7051,6996#15 girl name
18871,9171,90710#11 girl name
18882,3862,37412#9 girl name
18892,4772,46314#8 girl name
18902,7262,7188#7 girl name
18912,6982,6899#7 girl name
18923,0523,03517#8 girl name
18933,1313,11912#8 girl name
18943,2983,28711#7 girl name
18953,4063,39115#8 girl name
18963,5143,50212#6 girl name
18973,1993,18217#8 girl name
18983,5553,53124#8 girl name
18993,0142,99915#9 girl name
19003,9163,89620#8 girl name
19013,0833,06716#9 girl name
19023,3143,29519#9 girl name
19033,2773,25720#9 girl name
19043,3133,29617#11 girl name
19053,4153,40114#12 girl name
19063,5273,51116#12 girl name
19073,7103,69812#12 girl name
19083,8083,78622#12 girl name
19093,6863,66125#13 girl name
19104,1794,14633#13 girl name
19114,1584,14117#15 girl name
19125,0915,07318#18 girl name
19135,3965,36927#20 girl name
19146,2306,20426#21 girl name
19157,4097,37930#23 girl name
19167,6257,60124#25 girl name
19177,9017,86437#24 girl name
19188,1118,07635#28 girl name
19197,8517,81140#28 girl name
19207,8917,86823#30 girl name
19217,6357,60332#32 girl name
19227,2697,24425#32 girl name
19236,5726,54131#38 girl name
19246,6256,58441#39 girl name
19256,2076,17433#43 girl name
19265,8905,86030#41 girl name
19275,5275,48443#47 girl name
19284,9724,92448#55 girl name
19294,5494,51732#56 girl name
19304,1364,09937#65 girl name
19313,7953,76233#67 girl name
19323,6303,60822#66 girl name
19333,2543,21935#71 girl name
19343,2073,17730#78 girl name
19353,0313,00427#82 girl name
19362,7482,73117#90 girl name
19372,7872,76423#88 girl name
19382,7532,72627#94 girl name
19392,5222,49428#100 girl name
19402,3862,37412
19412,2842,26816
19422,2192,20415
19432,2262,21610
19442,0612,0538
19451,8281,81810
19461,9471,93512
19472,0912,0838
19481,8801,8746
19491,7621,7539
19501,6111,6029
19511,5001,4937
19521,4111,39813
19531,2831,2830
19541,1791,1736
19551,1111,1029
19561,0831,0767
19578858805
19588568560
19596816810
19607307300
19616316310
19625875825
19635315238
19645175170
19654454405
19663713647
19673413410
19682882835
19692762760
19702262260
19712182180
19721801800
19731811810
19741301300
19751491490
19761131130
19771061060
19781061060
197987870
198075750
198163630
198282820
198370700
198448480
198554540
198646460
198729290
198830300
198951510
199046460
199136360
199233330
199328280
199422220
199525250
199629290
199714140
199818180
199923230
200014140
200119190
200229290
200324240
200423230
200520200
200613130
200717170
200813130
200915150
201014140
201114140
201215150
201314140
201421210

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 1914 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Ethel" ranks #37 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Indiana. Imagine that, 105 babies in Indiana have the same name as you in 1914. Across the entire United States a total of 6,230 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 electric, a sparkling trait!

T is for traditional, somewhat old fashioned.

H is for hand, that you always give.

E is for enchant, for enchant you will.

L is for love, your love of life!

Your name in reverse order is "Lehte". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Eethl". 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.

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 gulf coast area? 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 her career being from 1930 to 1982. Ethel was born in 1908 as Ethel Agnes Zimmermann in Queens, New York, U.S.

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Ethel Waters

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

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Ethel Barrymore

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

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Ruby Keeler

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

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Past life for Ethel born Jun 21, 2000

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 Yugoslavia approximately on 1450. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You were sane, practical person, materialist with no spiritual consciousness. Your simple wisdom helped the weak and the poor. You should develop self-love and ability to implant hope into hearts of people. Ambition - is not everything. True wealth is buried in your soul.

Name poster for Ethel

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