Meaning and name origin
Ethan \e-than\ as a boy's 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.
There is 1 feminine form of Ethan: Etana.
Ethan is a very popular first name for males (#528 out of 1220, Top 43%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Ethan for boys. Ethan reached its highest rank of #2 in the U.S. in 2010. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Ethan and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Ethan (#6) and Ethen. (2014 statistics).