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What does Ethan mean?

Ethan Pronunciation of Ethan [ethan] 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.

Associated with: biblical, wisdom, famous, war, leader.


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

1 feminine form: Etana.

Creative forms:
(male) Etian, ..

(female) Ethein, ..

Middle name pairings:
Ethan Kyson (E.K.), ..

How popular is Ethan?

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. Demographics)

Ethan reached its highest position of #2 in the U.S. in the year 2010, and is at #6 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ethan name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Eitan (#1673 from current records) and Ethen (#1674) are the prominent related forms of Ethan (#6 from current records) appearing in the Top 2000. Adoption of these relations of Ethan was at its highest in 2002 (median #972) and is somewhat lower today (#1117, 30.4%). Ethan has generally been popular among parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Ethan, Eitan, Ethen in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Ethan is pronounced similarly to Athan. Other recommended names are Cahan, Cathan, Chan, Dathan, Eachan, Eagan, Eaman, Ean, Eban, Edan, Ednan, Efran, Egan, Ehsan, Eian, Eidan, Eilan, Elan, Elian, Elkan, Elman, Eltman, Eman, Eoghan, Ephah, Eran, Erman, Ernan, Eton, Euan, Eunan, Evan, Evian, Ewan, Gahan, Gehan, Jahan, Jehan, Johan, Kahan, Khan, Lathan, Nathan, Othman, Rohan, Shan, Sohan, Stan and Stian. These names tend to be less commonly used than Ethan.

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