The name Ethan is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "strong, firm". Ethan is ranked #12 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "If I had 8 sons whose names started with...".
From the experts:
Ethan, which was given a big boost via the name of the Tom Cruise character in the Mission Impossible film series, is still popular but dipping a bit, after having hit a peak position at Number 3 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 highly popular name in England, Wales and Scotland.
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