Ethan is a name with Hebrew origins. The meaning of Ethan is firm/strong. Alternate spellings include Ethen, Ethyn, Eitan, and Eytan. Common nicknames include Eeth, Eethie and Eytie/Eddie.
Ethan is an extremely popular name in the United States as well as abroad, especially Australia and Israel. It has consistently been in the top 10 names in the United States, ranking #6 in 2013 per the Social Security Administration. Among BabyNames.com user lists, Ethan is #4 on BabyNames.com’s most popular names of 2014.
Famous Ethans include actor Ethan Hawke and director Ethan Coen. However Ethan tends to be a common name among politicians and businessmen, including Ethan Berkowitz and Ethan Allen Brown. Interestingly, there are a few Ethan Allens, including Ethan Allen the armsmaker, Ethan Allen the baseball player, and Ethan Allen the general during the revolutionary war.
Fictional Ethans include Ethan Frome (the title character of Edith Wharton’s novel) and Ethan Nakamura from Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Cinematic Ethans include Ethan Hunt from Mission Impossible, Ethan Wright from The Office, and Ethan Chandler from Penny Dreadful.
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