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    Would you like to learn more about the popularity, history and meaning of the name Ethan?

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    Popularity of the name Ethan

    According to the Social Security Administration, Ethan was the 20th most popular baby boy’s name in America in 2021, the 13th in 2020, 10th in 2019 and 12th in 2018. It held 14th place in 2017, and 10th in 2016! So, this wonderful name has definitely stayed in the list of the top 20 most popular names over the last few years!

    Average number of web searches for the name Ethan over time

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    History and meaning of the name Ethan

    The name Ethan is of Hebrew origin and means “Firm and Steadfast.” The characteristics of firm, steadfast, strong and enduring are seen in Ethan, the wise Ezrahite in the Bible, who lived a long and notable life, and whose fame spread to all of the surrounding nations.

    The meaning of the name “Ethan” is consistent across several languages, countries and cultures, and LindseyBoo Creations strives for accuracy in researching the origins and meanings of names. If you have a special meaning for your Ethan, however, please let us know and we will custom-write it for you (at no additional charge)!

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    Ethan shown on our Golfer background with Sage and Gold mats.

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    Famous People named Ethan

    Famous people named Ethan include the actor Ethan Hawke; and actor Ethan Peck, grandson of the famous actor Gregory Peck.

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    Ethan shown on our All Boy background with Blue and Gold mats.

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    Your Ethan

    Is your Ethan firm, steadfast, and strong? I’m sure he is! I love to hear from our customers about how the meanings of their loved ones’ names really do match their names!

    I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the various art backgrounds and mat combinations shown here in this blog that go so beautifully with this wonderful name! Please remember that any name can be combined with any art background and mat combination of your choice.

    Thank you for reading my blog about Ethan! Have fun perusing our website, looking up the names of your family, friends and loved ones – and in the rare event we don’t have the name that you’re looking for, I am happy to write it for you at no extra charge!

    Frequently asked questions about the name Ethan (FAQ)

    Is Ethan a strong name?

    Ethan is a male given name of Hebrew origin (איתן‎) that means “firm, enduring, strong and long-lived”. The name Ethan appears eight times in the Hebrew Bible (1 Kings. 4:31, Ps. 89 title, 1 Chr. 2:6 and 2:8, 1 Chr. 6:42 and 6:44, and 1 Chr. 15:17 and 15:19). See Ethan (biblical figure).
    It may also be spelled or pronounced as Etan, Eitan or Eytan.

    Is Ethan a rare name?

    While the name Ethan has been in the top 100 most popular names in the United States for over 30 years now, and the top 20 for the last two decades, it hasn’t always held the same popularity. Ethan was a top 1,000 most popular names in 1901 but fell off the list.

    Is Ethan in the Bible?

    Ethan (Hebrew: אֵיתָן‎, Modern: ʾĒtan, Tiberian: ʾĒṯān, “Firm”) the Ezrahite, is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. Ethan was a singer at King David’s court well known for his wisdom. He authored Psalms 89: this Psalm is entitled “a maschil or contemplation of Ethan the Ezrahite”.

    Is Ethan a classic name?

    Ethan is a biblical name and a traditional pick for families that is enduring, sturdy and sensitive. It’s also the name of a Revolutionary War hero (and a furniture franchise), Ethan Allen. It remains a distinctive choice today.

    Does Ethan mean intelligent?

    Meaning “strong”. Per the Old Testament, Ethan was a wise man known for his intelligence. It is a classic name, as a very stylish name for a baby boy. This is an Irish name that means “wise advisor”.

    What middle names go with Ethan?

    Here are a few middle name ideas for a boy named Ethan
    Ethan Alexander
    Ethan Blake
    Ethan Bradley
    Ethan Brady
    Ethan Brody
    Ethan Brennan
    Ethan Bryson
    Ethan Christopher
    Ethan Collin
    Ethan William

    Is Ethan a common name?

    Ethan is also popular in the United States and was the 10th most popular boy’s name in 2016. According to the US data, 97% of all American boys named Ethan were born after 1989.

    Origin of the name Ethan?

    The name Ethan is Hebrew in origin and most often means “strong,” “safe,” “solid,” and “firm.” These are characteristics seen in Ethan, “the Ezrahite,” from the Bible. He is also viewed as being wise.

    What is the meaning of the name Ethan?

    What Does Ethan Mean? The name Ethan is Hebrew in origin and most often means “strong,” “safe,” “solid,” and “firm.” These are characteristics seen in Ethan, “the Ezrahite,” from the Bible. He is also viewed as being wise.

    If you enjoy reading about the popularity and meanings of names, check out my in-depth article “What’s in a Name?”

    What’s in a name?

    Here is a short excerpt:

    “We believe all children are gifts to our world, and their beautiful, deeply thought-out names deserve to be memorialized in poetry, meant to not only capture the wonderful feelings the gift giver has for the recipient, but also the wonderful characteristics and attributes of the recipient.


    As King Solomon aptly stated, “A good name is rather to be chosen than riches.”

    Click here to read the full article.

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