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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.


Variations

Ethan has 4 variants: Aitan, Eitan, Etan and Ethen.

Ethan has 1 feminine form: Etana.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ethan name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Ethan, Ethen in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Ethan is pronounced similarly to Athan. Other recommended similar baby names are Edan, Eidan and Eton. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ethan.

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