Origin : Hebrew

strong, firm

The name Ethan is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "strong, firm". Ethan derives from the Hebrew name Eitan. There are several Ethans in the Old Testament, the most prominent of whom, Ethan the Ezrahite, is praised for his wisdom. International variations include Etan and Izan. Ethan, which was given a big boost via the name of the Tom Cruise character in the Mission Impossible film series, is still popular but dipping a bit, after having hit a peak position at Number 3 in 2012. Ethan is a name that succeeds in being at once classic and fashionable, serious and cheery, strong and sensitive. His prime historic namesake is Ethan Allen, Revolutionary War hero; in literature the name is associated with Ethan Frome. A more current namesake is actor Ethan Hawke. Ethan is also a highly popular name in England, Wales and Scotland.

Popularity of name Ethan over time

There are 425856 people in the U.S. with the first name Ethan, this name was mostly popular in 2004 with popularity 22206 .

Ethan is used for both genders.

99.84 percent of people with the first name Ethan are man

0.16 percent of people with the first name Ethan are woman

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Most Famous People Named Ethan

character in "The Adoration of Jenna Fox" by Mary E. Pearson
character in the "Beautiful Creatures" series
grandson of Judah (1 Chr. 2:6)
character on TV's "Lost"
Biblical psalmist (Ps. 89)
American actor
American actor
American film director and screenwriter
American actor; grandson of actor Gregory Peck
American actor
son of singer Dannii Minogue
character on TV's "Dance Academy"
American Revolutionary War hero
main character in the "Mission: Impossible" series
character in the "Percy Jackson" series
character on TV's "Penny Dreadful"
character in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" series
" novel by Edith Wharton
American soccer player
character in "The Here and Now" by Ann Brashares
wolf on TV's "Teen Wolf"
American so-called "affluenza teen"
character in film "My Babysitter's a Vampire"
son of Kushaiah (1 Chr. 15:17)

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