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Gender: Female Meaning of Etain: "jealousy" Origin of Etain: Irish

The name Etain is a girl's name of Irish origin meaning "jealousy". Etain and is often added to lists like Mythology Girl Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven Hell Purgatory - Unusual/Outlandish Girls".

From the experts:

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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Pop Culture References for the name Etain

Etain Tur-Mukan, young Jedi Knight in the 'Star Wars: Republic Commando' book series by Karen Traviss
Etain, character in 'Elphame's choice' and 'Brighids Quest' (PC Cast)
Pronounced "AY-teen"
Related names: Aideen, Eadan, Éadaoin, Étaoin