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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun eth"al
A white waxy solid, C16H33.OH; -- called also cetyl alcohol and cetylic alcohol. See Cetylic alcohol, under Cetylic.

Etymology: Ether + alcohol: cf. F. ├ęthal


From ether + alcohol. Compare French -.

  1. (chemistry, dated) cetyl alcohol

Fun Facts about the name Ethal

  • How Popular is the name Ethal? Ethal is the 42,031st most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ethal have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 70 babies born with the first name Ethal in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ethal 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 Ethal? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1900 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Ethal first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ethal is Saturday, March 22nd, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Ethal born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ethal was in 1925 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Ethal: Your name in reverse order is Lahte. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tleha. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Ethal born Jul 26, 2011

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 Southern New Zealand approximately on 1850. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

You had a mind of a scientist, always seeking new explanations. Environment often misunderstood you. Had a respectable knowledge. Magic is everywhere around you, in most usual, most ordinary incidents. Your lesson - to learn magic and to help people to see it clearly. You are a magician!

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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