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Gender: M Meaning of Ethan: "strong, firm" Origin of Ethan: Hebrew Ethan's Popularity in 2013: #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 being 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 Coen, American filmmaker
Ethan Erickson, American actor
Ethan Hawke, American actor
Ethan Peck, American actor
Ethan Edward Minogue Smith, son of Dannii Minogue
Ethan Joshua Maher, brother of Kaitlyn Maher
Ethan Ford (b. 2000), son of Benjamin & Emily Ford
Ethan Anka (b. 2005), son of Paul & Anna Anka
Ethan Allen, American hero who captured Ft. Ticonderoga during the Revolutionary War

Pop Culture References for the Name Ethan

Ethan Frome, novel by Edith Wharton
Ethan Hunt, character in Misson: Impossible
Ethan Rom, character on 'Lost'
Ethan Karamakov, character on 'Dance Academy'
Ethan Wate, character in 'Beautiful Creatures' series
Ethan Kavanagh, character in Fifty Shades of Grey
Ethan Nakamura, character in the Percy Jackson series
Ethan Morgan, character in "My Babysitter's a Vampire"
Ethan Allen, a furniture store

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

Ethan's International Variations

Aitan, Eitan, Etan (Hebrew)

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