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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Et"na
A kind of small, portable, cooking apparatus for which heat is furnished by a spirit lamp.
Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A gas burner used in laboratories; has an air valve to regulate the mixture of gas and air
  2. An inactive volcano in Sicily; last erupted in 1961; the highest volcano in Europe (10,500 feet)
Wiktionary

From the Latin Aetna, perhaps via the Italian Etna.

  1. (frequently, more fully, Mount Etna) An active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Catania, between Messina and Catania.
  2. A town in Penobscot County, Maine, USA.

From the Norwegian Etna.

  1. A river that flows through Etnedal and Nordre Land municipalities in Oppland, Norway.

Possibly an anglicisation of Irish Eithne.

  1. A female given name

    Etna was also found in the following language(s): Portuguese

    How popular is the baby name Etna in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 7 7 0
    1881 7 7 0
    1882 12 12 0
    1884 8 8 0
    1885 10 10 0
    1886 15 15 0
    1887 11 11 0
    1888 12 12 0
    1889 6 6 0
    1890 15 15 0
    1891 10 10 0
    1892 7 7 0
    1893 7 7 0
    1894 15 15 0
    1895 8 8 0
    1896 10 10 0
    1897 11 11 0
    1898 8 8 0
    1899 10 10 0
    1900 5 5 0
    1901 9 9 0
    1902 15 15 0
    1903 10 10 0
    1904 6 6 0
    1905 14 14 0
    1906 7 7 0
    1907 5 5 0
    1908 8 8 0
    1909 11 11 0
    1910 10 10 0
    1911 7 7 0
    1912 8 8 0
    1913 18 18 0
    1914 11 11 0
    1915 17 17 0
    1916 25 25 0
    1917 18 18 0
    1918 23 23 0
    1919 14 14 0
    1920 16 16 0
    1921 18 18 0
    1922 10 10 0
    1923 26 26 0
    1924 13 13 0
    1925 11 11 0
    1926 8 8 0
    1927 8 8 0
    1928 10 10 0
    1929 7 7 0
    1930 9 9 0
    1931 10 10 0
    1932 9 9 0
    1933 11 11 0
    1934 5 5 0
    1935 10 10 0
    1936 5 5 0
    1937 6 6 0
    1939 5 5 0
    1940 6 6 0
    1941 5 5 0
    1942 6 6 0
    1943 12 12 0
    1944 9 9 0
    1952 6 6 0
    1958 5 5 0

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    Fun Facts about the name Etna

    • How Popular is the name Etna? Etna is the 13,491st most popular name of all time.
    • How many people with the first name Etna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 676 babies born with the first name Etna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Etna to occupy the territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands (Australia) with an estimated population of 605 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Etna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
    • When was Etna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Etna is Saturday, June 20th, 1874.
    • What year had the most people named Etna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Etna was in 1923 with a total of 26 babies.
    • Random Etna Factoid: According to the 1925 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Etna is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1925.
    • Weird things about the name Etna: Your name in reverse order is Ante. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aent. How do you pronounce that?

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    • Sources:
    • 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.