Where Does The Name Ethan Come From?


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The name Ethan is a Hebrew name, and it has been used since biblical times. Although the name originated from the east, the name Ethan is very popular in the modern day all over the globe.

Origin and meaning of the name Ethan

  • Ethan means strong, the gift of the island, and constancy
  • Ethan was a wise character in the Old Testament
  • It was the 6th most popular male name in the USA in 2013, and the 3rd most popular in 2012
  • Etan, Ethyn, and Eitan are all variations of the name Ethan
  • Ethan is occasionally used as a female name
  • Ethan Allen, a war hero in the 16th century, is thought to have bought the name into popularity in the USA.

Other famous Ethans include, Ethan Hawke, Ethan Suplee, Ethan Munck, Ethan Peck, and Ethan Coen.

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