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What does Ethna mean?

Ethna Pronunciation of Ethna [eth-na] as a girls' name. The meaning of the name Ethna is "kernel". Ethna is an alternate form of Eithne (Irish, Gaelic).


Ethna has 4 variants: Ethnah, Ethnea, Ethnee and Ethni.

5 more different relations via Eithne: Eitna, Ena, Enya, Ethenia and Etna.

Creative forms:
(female) Ethda, Ethnai, ..

(male) Ethon, Ethwyn, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ethna Ayana (E.A.), ..

How popular is Ethna?

Ethna is an unusual given name for women. Ethna is an equivalently uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Ena and Etna are the prominent alternative forms of Ethna (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Enya, are seldom used. These forms of Ethna reached the peak of their popularity 115 years ago (median #998). (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ena, Etna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Ethna and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Ethna is alike in pronunciation to Aithnea. Other recommended names are Aghna, Athena, Athina, Dahna, Eanna, Edana, Eddna, Edina, Edna, Edyna, Eena, Egina, Elana, Elena, Elina, Elna, Elona, Eltha, Elthea, Emina, Erena, Erina, Erna, Ertha, Etana, Eth, Etha, Ethel, Ethyl, Etta, Euna, Evana, Evina, Johna, Stina, Tahna and Zahna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Ethna.