What does Ethan mean?
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.
1 feminine form: Etana.Creative forms:
(male) Ethed, Etian, ..
(female) Ethein, Ethta, .. 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)
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.
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.See names in meaning and etymology.