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Gender: M Meaning of Ethan: "strong, firm" Origin of Ethan: Hebrew Ethan's Popularity in 2013: #6

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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; brother of Joel Coen
Ethan Erickson, American actor
Ethan Hawke, American actor
Ethan Peck, American actor; grandson of Gregory Peck
Ethan Edward Minogue Smith, Australian singer Dannii Minogue's son
Ethan Joshua Maher, brother of actress/singer Kaitlyn Maher
Ethan Ford (b. 2000), son of Benjamin & Emily Ford
Ethan Anka (b. 2005), son of Paul & Anna Anka

Pop Culture References for the Name Ethan

Ethan Frome, by Edith Wharton
Ethan Hunt, character in Misson: Impossible
Ethan Rom, character from US show 'Lost'
Ethan Karamakov, character from the show 'Dance Academy'
Ethan Wate, protagonist from the 'Beautiful Creatures' series
Ethan Kavanagh, Kate's brother & Anastasia's best friend (50 Shades of Grey)
Ethan Nakamura, character in the Percy Jackson & The Olympians series
Ethan Morgan, main character from "My Babysitter's a Vampire"

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

Ethan's International Variations

Aitan, Eitan, Etan (Hebrew)