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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Ethyl

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Eth"yl
A monatomic, hydrocarbon radical, C2H5 of the paraffin series, forming the essential radical of ethane, and of common alcohol and ether.

Etymology: Ether + -yl

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The univalent hydrocarbon radical C2H5 derived from ethane by the removal of one hydrogen atom
Wiktionary

From German Ethyl, from Ether + -yl.

  1. (organic chemistry) The univalent hydrocarbon radical, C2H5, formally derived from ethane by the loss of a hydrogen atom.

ethyl was also found in the following language(s): Dutch

Notable Persons Named Ethyl

Ethyl was given the name James Roy Eichelberger on July 17th, 1945 in Pekin, Illinois. He breathed his last breath on August 12th, 1990.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 8 8 0
1881 7 7 0
1882 9 9 0
1883 10 10 0
1884 16 16 0
1885 16 16 0
1886 12 12 0
1887 14 14 0
1888 35 35 0
1889 24 24 0
1890 25 25 0
1891 36 36 0
1892 41 41 0
1893 36 36 0
1894 36 36 0
1895 31 31 0
1896 39 39 0
1897 37 37 0
1898 32 32 0
1899 31 31 0
1900 29 29 0
1901 27 27 0
1902 39 39 0
1903 29 29 0
1904 34 34 0
1905 29 29 0
1906 31 31 0
1907 28 28 0
1908 33 33 0
1909 40 40 0
1910 34 34 0
1911 42 42 0
1912 40 40 0
1913 53 53 0
1914 82 82 0
1915 92 92 0
1916 81 81 0
1917 69 69 0
1918 79 79 0
1919 82 82 0
1920 50 50 0
1921 68 68 0
1922 51 51 0
1923 51 51 0
1924 52 52 0
1925 48 48 0
1926 52 52 0
1927 38 38 0
1928 29 29 0
1929 35 35 0
1930 32 32 0
1931 30 30 0
1932 17 17 0
1933 16 16 0
1934 17 17 0
1935 15 15 0
1936 24 24 0
1937 15 15 0
1938 24 24 0
1939 19 19 0
1940 17 17 0
1941 15 15 0
1942 20 20 0
1943 14 14 0
1944 14 14 0
1945 11 11 0
1946 15 15 0
1947 15 15 0
1948 10 10 0
1949 20 20 0
1950 14 14 0
1952 10 10 0
1953 9 9 0
1954 10 10 0
1955 6 6 0
1956 5 5 0
1957 7 7 0
1958 5 5 0
1959 11 11 0
1961 6 6 0
1962 5 5 0
1971 5 5 0

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Popularity of Ethyl as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Ethyl

  • How Popular is the name Ethyl? Ethyl is the 6,013th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Ethyl have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,395 babies born with the first name Ethyl in the United States. That's more than enough people named Ethyl to occupy the territory of Norfolk Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 2,302 (as of August 9, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Ethyl? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 8 new born babies.
  • When was Ethyl first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Ethyl is Thursday, January 15th, 1874.
  • What year had the most people named Ethyl born? The highest recorded use of the first name Ethyl was in 1915 with a total of 92 babies.
  • Random Ethyl Factoid: According to the 1919 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Ethyl is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1919.
  • Weird things about the name Ethyl: Your name in reverse order is Lyhte. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Lethy. 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).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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