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in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Etan mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Etan

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

Notable Persons Named Etan

Etan was given the name Etan Kalil Patz on October 9th, 1972 in Manhattan, New York, U.S. He left this life in 2001.


Etan Cohen is a film director and screenwriter. He was most prominent from 1995 to present. Etan was born on March 14th, 1974 in Israel.


Etan Thomas is a basketball player for the Washington Wizards, Oklahoma City Thunder, and Atlanta Hawks. He was most prominent from 2000 to 2011. Etan was born on April 1st, 1978 in Harlem.


Etan Frankel is a writer, producer, and television producer.


Etan was born on September 24th, 1977.


Etan was born in 1950.


Fun Facts about the name Etan

  • How Popular is the name Etan? Etan is the 22,108th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Etan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 291 babies born with the first name Etan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Etan to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Etan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1968 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Etan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Etan is Tuesday, June 8th, 1920.
  • What year had the most people named Etan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Etan was in 1983 with a total of 19 babies.
  • Random Etan Factoid: According to the 1985 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Etan is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 7 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1985.
  • Weird things about the name Etan: Your name in reverse order is Nate. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Anet. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.