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Etain

Heart
Irish
"jealousy"

Etain Origin and Meaning

The name Etain is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "jealousy".
The Etain of Irish mythology was a beautiful fairy turned into a fly (or in some versions, a butterfly), by a jealous queen. The insect Etain fell into a glass of milk and was swallowed by yet another queen, then reborn as a beautiful maiden. The name Etain not only survives but is one of the most popular Irish names for girls in modern Ireland. With the transatlantic success of Aiden, which is resembles, we wonder if Etain doesn't have a future in the U.S.
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Etain in Pop Culture

  • Etain TurMukan, young Jedi Knight in the 'Star Wars: Republic Commando' book series by Karen Traviss
  • Etaincharacter in 'Elphame's choice' and 'Brighids Quest' (PC Cast)
  • Pronounced "AYteen"
  • Related names: AideenEadan, Éadaoin, Étaoin
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