Ethan

Ethan - A very popular male name



  Jul 15,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ethan, meaning strong, firm, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1920 on position #1793. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ethan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ethan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Ethan. The baby boy name Ethan was given to 17,547 baby boys in 2012, ranking #3 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 94 baby boys were given this name - making this a very popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ethan peaked in popularity 9 years ago in 2009 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Ethan Hawke
Ethan Embry
Ethan Cutkosky


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Rating: 5/5 (31 people)


Ethan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ethan is currently topping the baby name charts in Hawaii at position #1 - and is the least popular in Montana at position #19.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Ethan is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Ethan is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Ethan goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 3 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Ethan origin and meaning

Ethan is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means strong, firm. To see famous people named Ethan, pop culture references for the name Ethan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Ethan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Ethan, sorted by popularity.

Edwin / Eden / Ethen / Eitan / Edan / Ethyn / Etienne / Eathan / Edin / Eithan /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
20123
20117
20102
20092
20083
20073
20064
20055
20045
20036
20025
200117
200025
199937
199838
199746
199662
199575
199488
199392
199276
199165
199058
198987
1988258
1987322
1986332
1985309
1984285
1983281
1982283
1981279
1980292
1979286
1978295
1977290
1976308
1975325
1974338
1973335
1972341
1971427
1970487
1969561
1968595
1967581
1966615
1965611
1964598
1963704
1962685
1961765
1960818
1959847
1958918
19571111
1956969
19551157
1954921
19531243
19521177
19511608
19501585
19481137
19471293
19461217
19441487
19431123
19421433
19411499
19401385
19381504
19301526
19211823
19201793

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Hawaii1
Alaska2
Washington3
Minnesota3
Florida3
Texas3
North Dakota3
Wisconsin4
New York4
Arizona4
California4
Rhode Island4
Utah4
Illinois5
Maryland5
Connecticut5
New Mexico6
Nevada6
Arkansas6
Oklahoma6
Oregon6
Michigan6
Missouri6
Georgia6
Idaho7
Ohio7
Colorado7
Pennsylvania7
Delaware7
Tennessee7
Virginia8
Indiana8
New Jersey8
Kentucky8
Louisiana8
North Carolina8
Massachusetts10
Wyoming11
South Carolina11
Kansas12
Alabama12
Maine12
South Dakota12
Iowa12
Nebraska13
Mississippi13
New Hampshire15
District of Columbia17
Vermont18
West Virginia19
Montana19

Even more about Ethan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Ethan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ethan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2009
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Ethan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 94
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1920
2012 births +17,547

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