Ethan

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Gender: M Meaning of Ethan: "strong, firm" Origin of Ethan: Hebrew Ethan's Popularity in 2014: #6

Ethan, which was given a big boost via the name of the Tom Cruise character in the Mission Impossible film series, is now the sixth most popular boys' name in the country, dropping down from having been in third place in 2012..

Ethan is a name that succeeds in being at once classic and fashionable, serious and cheery, strong and sensitive. There are several Ethans in the Old Testament, the most prominent of whom is praised for his wisdom.

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 Top 15 name in England, Wales and Scotland.

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Famous People Named Ethan

Ethan Allen, American Revolutionary War hero
Ethan Jesse Coen, American film director and screenwriter
Ethan Skip Erickson, American actor
Ethan Green Hawke, American actor
Ethan Gregory Peck, American actor; grandson of actor Gregory Peck
Ethan Zohn, American soccer player and reality TV personality ("Survivor")
Ethan Edward Minogue Smith, son of singer Dannii Minogue
Ethan Joshua Maher, brother of singer/actress Kaitlyn Maher
Ethan Ford (b. 2000), son of chef Benjamin Ford; grandson of actor Harrison Ford
Ethan Anka (b. 2005), son of singer Paul Anka

Pop Culture References for the Name Ethan

"Ethan Frome," novel by Edith Wharton
Ethan Hunt, main character in the Mission: Impossible series
Ethan Rom, character on TV's 'Lost'
Ethan Karamakov, character on TV's 'Dance Academy'
Ethan Wate, character in the Beautiful Creatures series
Ethan Kavanagh, character in the Fifty Shades of Grey series
Ethan Nakamura, character in the Percy Jackson series
Ethan Morgan, character in film "My Babysitter's a Vampire"
Ethan, character in 'The Here and Now' by Ann Brashares
Ethan, character in 'The Adoration of Jenna Fox' by Mary E. Pearson
Ethan, mail main character in Pokemon Gold, Silver & Crystal video games
Ethan, wolf on TV's 'Teen Wolf'
Ethan Allen, furniture chain

Eathan, Eathen, Eathon, Eethan, Ethawn, Ethen, Ethian, Ethon

Ethan's International Variations

Aitan, Eitan, Etan (Hebrew)

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