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What does Etel mean?

Etel Pronunciation of Etel as a girls' name is of Old English derivation, and the name Etel means "noble". Etel is an alternate form of Ethel (Old English).


ASSOCIATED WITH old english, noble


VARIANTS Ethille, Ethill, Ehtel, Atal

RELATED FORMS VIA ETHEL Etelka, Eth, Etha, Ethelda, Ethelin, Ethelyn, Ethlin, Ethlyn, Ethyl, Ethyll



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How popular is Etel?

Etel is an unusual first name for females. Etel is also an uncommon surname for all people. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Which version is better?

Etha, Ethel, Ethelda, Ethelyn, Ethlyn and Ethyl are the prominent alternative forms of Etel (NOT IN TOP 2000) ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Ethlin, are seldom used. Usage of these relations of Etel reached its peak a century ago (AVERAGE #961), but now, versions such as Ethyl have become less in vogue. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Etha, Ethel, Ethelda, Ethelyn, Ethlyn, Ethyl in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Etel and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Etel is alike in pronunciation to Etoile. Other recommended sound-alike names are Adel, Amel, Batel, Bel, Chel, Coel, Dael, Del, Ede, Edee, Eden, El, Elen, Emeli, Emely, Emer, Ened, Erthel (see Eartha), Estee, Estel, Estela, Estele, Estell, Ester, Etna, Etta, Ettey, Etti, Etty, Eve, Evey, Gael, Itzel, Jael, Kyel, Lael, Mel, Neel, Nel, Noel, Orel and Vitel. These names tend to be more commonly used than Etel.

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