What does Etel mean?
Etel /etel/ as a girls' name is of Old English derivation, and the name Etel means "noble". Etel is an alternate form of Ethel (Old English).
(female) Erel, Eter, ..
(male) Eteil, Eten, ..
How popular is Etel?
Etel is an unusual first name for females. Etel is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is a comparison of the history of the girl name Etel and corresponding names. Etha, Ethel, Ethelda, Ethelyn, Ethlyn and Ethyl are the prominent alternative forms of Etel (not in Top 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Ethlin, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Etel reached its peak a century ago (average #961), but now, versions such as Ethyl have become less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Etel is alike in pronunciation to Etoile. Other recommended names are Adel, Amel, Batel, Bel, Chel, Coel, Dael, Del, Ede, Edee, Eden▲, El, Elen, Emeli, Emely▲, Emer, Ened, Erthel (see Eartha), Estee, Estel, Estela, Estele, Estell▼, Ester▼, Etna, Etta▼, Ettey, Etti, Etty, Eve▲, Evey, Gael, Itzel▲, Jael, Kyel, Lael, Mel, Neel, Nel, Noel, Orel and Vitel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Etel.