Ethel

Ethel - A very unique female name



  Mar 19,2019      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Ethel, meaning noble maiden, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #13. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Ethel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Ethel? 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 Ethel. The baby girl name Ethel was given to 6 baby girls in 2009, ranking #4761 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 248,643 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Ethel peaked in popularity 109 years ago in 1910 on position 13.



Famous with this name

Ethel Barrymore
Ethel Wales
Ethel Reese-Burns


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Ethel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Ethel is currently topping the baby name charts in New York at position #2,076 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,076.

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 Ethel is where you live.


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Ethel origin and meaning

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

Similar to Ethel

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

Eudelia / Ethyl / Eudell / Eathel / Ettel / Edell / Etoile / Ethyle / Edelia / Edilia /

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
20094761
20044582
20034083
20023475
20014720
19963815
19933880
19924352
19913623
19902917
19892143
19862143
19851906
19842023
19831724
19821635
19812102
19801436
19791339
19781148
19771212
1976989
1975873
1974913
1973746
1972728
1971688
1970672
1969583
1968552
1967511
1966488
1965454
1964429
1963420
1962397
1961382
1960362
1959366
1958314
1957312
1956258
1955248
1954236
1953223
1952208
1951193
1950176
1949164
1948152
1947144
1946142
1945134
1944127
1943126
1942125
1941116
1940106
1939100
193894
193788
193690
193582
193478
193371
193265
193167
193065
192956
192855
192747
192641
192543
192439
192338
192232
192132
192030
191928
191828
191724
191625
191523
191421
191320
191218
191115
191013

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New York2076

Even more about Ethel


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 Ethel 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 unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Ethel?

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
1910
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Ethel
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 248,643
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2009 births +6

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