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What does Etain mean?

Etain Pronunciation of Etain [etain] as a girls' name is of Irish and Gaelic origin. Étaín is sometimes associated with the name of the ancient Celtic sun goddess, which is derived from ét meaning "jealousy". In the Irish myth of "The Wooing of Etain", Etain is a beautiful woman loved by the god Midir the Proud, and persecuted by his jealous first wife.

Associated with: irish, ancient (old), sun (star), goddess, myth, beautiful.


Etain has 2 variants: Eadan and Eadaoin.

Creative forms:
(female) Enain, Eten, ..

(male) Eten, Etton, ..

Middle name pairings:
Etain Love (E.L.), ..

How popular is Etain?

Etain is an uncommonly occurring first name for women. Etain is also an unusual surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Etain has not been ranked in the list thus far. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Etain name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Etain outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Cain, Eadin, Edin, Edlin, Eilin, Einin, Eirin, Elain, Elaina, Elaine, Elaini, Elan, Elin, Ellin, Eman, Erin, Ermin (see Ermine), Etana, Ethlin, Etti, Ettie, Evalin, Evan, Evlin and Rain. These names tend to be more frequently used than Etain.

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