What does Etel mean?
Etel /etel/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Old English derivation, and the name Etel means "noble". Etel is an alternate form of Ethel (Old English). Eitel is a common last name.
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 usage of the girl name Etel and corresponding names. Etha, Ethel, Ethelene, Ethelyn and Ethyl are the prominent alternative forms of Etel (not in Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Variants like Ethill are seldom used. Usage of these girl names reached its peak during the years 1880-1889 (usage of 0.4478%) and has become much lower since, with the versions Etha, Ethel, Ethelyn and Ethyl becoming less in vogue. (2014 Birth Statistics)
A recommended similar baby name is Estel. Like Etel, this name is not commonly used.