What does Ethan mean?
Ethan \e-than\ as a boys' name is pronounced EE-than. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Ethan is "firmness, long-lived". From Eitan. Biblical: Ethan the Ezrahite was a man noted for his wisdom. American patriot Ethan Allen was a famous Revolutionary War leader. Actor Ethan Hawke.
Ethan has 1 feminine form: Etana.
Ethan is a very popular first name for males (#528 out of 1220, Top 43%) but a rare surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the birth name popularity of Ethan for boys. Ethan reached its highest position of #2 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is at #6 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is an analysis of the usage of Ethan and related names. Ethen is the only other prominent related form of Ethan (#6 the previous year) appearing in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its highest in 2004 (usage of 0.555%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.497%, down 10.5%). Ethan (#6) is the most chic baby name in this compilation. (2014 Birth Statistics)