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Ethan

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1882 7 0 7
1884 10 0 10
1886 6 0 6
1887 7 0 7
1891 6 0 6
1893 9 0 9
1896 9 0 9
1898 7 0 7
1901 6 0 6
1908 5 0 5
1909 6 0 6
1911 7 0 7
1912 16 0 16
1913 13 0 13
1914 25 0 25
1915 27 0 27
1916 23 0 23
1917 20 0 20
1918 25 0 25
1919 28 0 28
1920 31 0 31
1921 26 0 26
1922 27 0 27
1923 21 0 21
1924 14 0 14
1925 17 0 17
1926 27 0 27
1927 27 0 27
1928 25 0 25
1929 18 0 18
1930 19 0 19
1931 25 0 25
1932 19 0 19
1933 23 0 23
1934 20 0 20
1935 25 0 25
1936 23 0 23
1937 18 0 18
1938 20 0 20
1939 33 0 33
1940 17 0 17
1941 25 0 25
1942 21 0 21
1943 31 0 31
1944 28 0 28
1945 21 0 21
1946 27 0 27
1947 27 0 27
1948 29 0 29
1949 29 0 29
1950 26 0 26
1951 32 0 32
1952 53 0 53
1953 42 0 42
1954 64 0 64
1955 54 0 54
1956 63 0 63
1957 65 0 65
1958 73 0 73
1959 85 0 85
1960 94 0 94
1961 113 0 113
1962 133 0 133
1963 137 0 137
1964 203 0 203
1965 182 0 182
1966 173 0 173
1967 188 0 188
1968 175 0 175
1969 220 0 220
1970 271 0 271
1971 368 0 368
1972 519 0 519
1973 520 0 520
1974 524 0 524
1975 545 0 545
1976 571 0 571
1977 678 0 678
1978 638 0 638
1979 714 0 714
1980 706 0 706
1981 736 0 736
1982 713 0 713
1983 742 8 734
1984 736 5 731
1985 669 0 669
1986 604 9 595
1987 653 0 653
1988 894 0 894
1989 4,067 13 4,054 #87 boy name
1990 7,005 17 6,988 #58 boy name
1991 6,140 15 6,125 #65 boy name
1992 4,918 13 4,905 #76 boy name
1993 4,168 8 4,160 #92 boy name
1994 4,181 16 4,165 #89 boy name
1995 4,942 11 4,931 #75 boy name
1996 5,859 7 5,852 #62 boy name
1997 7,818 12 7,806 #46 boy name
1998 10,547 14 10,533 #38 boy name
1999 11,456 15 11,441 #37 boy name
2000 15,243 21 15,222 #25 boy name
2001 17,980 21 17,959 #17 boy name
2002 22,142 37 22,105 #5 boy name
2003 21,383 29 21,354 #6 boy name
2004 22,329 126 22,203 #5 boy name
2005 21,343 36 21,307 #5 boy name
2006 20,527 26 20,501 #4 boy name
2007 21,033 17 21,016 #3 boy name
2008 20,234 36 20,198 #3 boy name
2009 19,860 24 19,836 #2 boy name
2010 18,012 19 17,993 #2 boy name
2011 16,696 22 16,674 #7 boy name
2012 17,666 22 17,644 #3 boy name
2013 16,233 17 16,216 #6 boy name
2014 15,710 19 15,691 #6 boy name
2015 15,008 17 14,991 #6 boy name

Fun Facts about the name Ethan

  • How many people with the first name Ethan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 387,451 babies born with the first name Ethan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ethan to occupy the country of Bahamas with an estimated population of 353,658 (as of May 3, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ethan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1882 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Ethan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ethan is Monday, October 23rd, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Ethan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ethan was in 2004 with a total of 22,203 babies. That's a lot of babies named Ethan!
  • Random Ethan Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ethan ranks 12th in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 422 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Ethan: Your name in reverse order is Nahte. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ehatn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Ethan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 121 people with the last name Ethan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Ethan? Ethan is one of the most unique last names recorded.

Where is the name Ethan popular?

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Popularity of Ethan as a first name

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Popularity of Ethan as a last name

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Common last names for Ethan

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  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Bailey
  • Wilson
  • Lee
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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Ethan U.S.
  White 76.03% 64.26%
  African American 6.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 4.13% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 7.44% 16.26%

Of Last Name Ethan

People with the last name Ethan are most frequently White

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Ethan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Ethan as well as things modernly associated with the name Ethan such as celebrities named Ethan.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Ethan

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

Hebrew אֵיתָן (Etán, literally “firmness, strong, or long-lived”).

  1. A male given name, of mostly American usage since the 18th century; popular in the 2000s.
  2. A town in South Dakota, US.

Ethan was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons With the Name Ethan

Ethan Hawke

Ethan Hawke is an actor, director, screenwriter, and novelist. His most notable accomplishments were from 1985 to present. Ethan was given the name Ethan Green Hawke on November 6th, 1970 in Austin, Texas, United States.

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Ethan and Joel Coen

Ethan and Joel Coen is a film directors, producers, screenwriters, film editors, film director, film producer, screenwriter, and film editing. They were most prominent from 1984 to present. Ethan was given the name Joel David Coen on September 21st, 1957 in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, U.S. Ethan is also known as Roderick Jaynes.

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Ethan Couch

Ethan Couch is an employee at sheet metal business, sheet metal, and employee atsheet metalbusiness. Ethan was given the name Ethan Anthony Couch on April 11th, 1997 in Tarrant County, Texas, United States.

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Ethan Cutkosky

Ethan Cutkosky is an actor. He has been prominent since 2003. Ethan was born on August 19th, 1999.

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Ethan Suplee

Ethan Suplee is an actor. Ethan was born on May 25th, 1976 in Manhattan.

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Ethan Embry

Ethan Embry is an actor. He was most active from 1991 to present. Ethan was given the name Ethan Philan Randall on June 13th, 1978 in , U.S.

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  • Ethan Carter III
    (famed human)
  • Ethan Phillips
    (actor)
  • Ethan Allen
    (military person)
  • Ethan Peck
    (actor)
  • Ethan Ruan / Ethan Juan
    (model (people))
  • Ethan Kath
    (musician)
  • Ethan Johns
    (record producer)
  • Ethan Zuckerman
    (media scholar)
  • Ethan Luck
    (musician)
  • Ethan Berkowitz
    (Mayor of Anchorage)
  • Ethan Allen Hitchcock
    (military person)
  • Ethan Canin
    (author)
  • Ethan Van Sciver
    (comics creator)
  • Ethan Westbrooks
    (football player)

What does the name Ethan mean?

Eis for easy going, no ruffles here.

Tis for talent, hidden or not.

His for hand, that you always give.

Ais for accord, the harmony you spread.

Nis for novel, don't get too complicated!

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