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  1. #1
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    Etana pronunciation?

    I just found this name and I love it! It has such a lovely meaning, and I really like the sound. I'm not sure that I'm pronouncing it correctly though. I am saying it eh-TAHN-ah. Does anyone know if that's correct? Is that how you would intuitively pronounce it? Thank you so much!
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    I would say Et-AHN-a, just like you say it. I think it's pretty obvious to say, and it sounds like a great name!
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  3. #5
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    I thought ee-TAH-na, but I can definitely see the eh-TAH-na prn. People would accept it either way, and I kinda like it both ways.
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  4. #7
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    I would pronounce it just like you.
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  5. #9
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    Etana seems to have a couple of origins. Etana was the name of an ancient Sumerian King so although it sounds feminine, it began as a male name. It's a female version of the Hebrew/Israeli name of Etan/Eitan or Ethan. It's also a Swahili name that means "strong". A true multi-cultural choice. I think it's pretty and I would pronounce it as "eh-TAH-nah".
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    Mischa.

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