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This name is pronounced eht-ahn in Hebrew.
Miss Claire  12/5/2004
A famous bearer of the name is actor Ethan Hawke.
Laleroc  7/5/2005
Ethan is the main character on Mission Impossible and Mission Impossible II. It's played by Tom Cruise.
Mary-Rach  8/5/2005
My nephew is called Ethan. He is 3 and the name suits him very well. This name rocks!
― Anonymous User  8/10/2005
Ethan Allen was a founding father of the United States. He was a rough and tumble kind of man--a warrior with a patriot's heart.
breakofday  12/7/2005
Ethan Allen was also the leader of the Green Mountain Boys, a group of backwoods men, during the Revolutionary War.
Arowen Half-Elven  12/24/2005
There's a character from an online comic "CTRL-ALT-DEL". The main character is Ethan.
― Anonymous User  1/22/2006
Not a bad name, a bit lispy sounding to me. Very popular right now.
― Anonymous User  4/26/2006
Ethan Byrne is the name of a character in Vivian Vande Velde's novel, Companions of the Night.
websurfer  5/6/2006
This is my little brother's name (he was born in 2004, it's the *fifth* most popular name that year, and it was supposed to be Owen or Emmet anyway, grr). We went to the library for a kids' story time, and 4 of the 5 boys there were named Ethan.

Nobody calls him by his name, anyway, though. His mom calls him Junior and I call him E.T. or Andy. I guess kids with common names have to forge their own characters instead of living up to their names?
crystallatsyrc  5/11/2006
Ethan Phillips is the actor who played Neelix on "Star Trek: Voyager."
breakofday  5/15/2006
Not a bad name but I have no idea why it's so become so popular. It's rather lispy sounding in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  7/13/2006
This name has really grown on me. It is very masculine sounding and makes me think of a smart man.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
Ethan Rayne was a character on the TV show "Buffy the Vampire Slayer". He first appeared in the season two episode "Halloween". He is a British chaos-worshiping sorcerer who creates all sorts of havoc.
Danielle Janine  8/7/2006
A book by Edith Wharton is called "Ethan Frome."
DLB  8/30/2006
Ethan was one of the 'Others' in the TV series 'LOST'.
Iridosmine  10/17/2006
I really like this name! Since it has the meaning of Solid and Enduring, Strong and Firm that's what the name makes me think of. I think it's a wonderful name!
Tito82  12/22/2006
I quite like this name. It has a very soft, sensitive sound, which gives it a great masculine quality. It's meaning is also appealing to me. It makes me think of a really nice guy who is honest and loyal. It is a bit of a shame that it's gotten so popular over the years, but that still doesn't deter me from liking it. I never tire of hearing mothers calling for their young sons named Ethan!
Pheadirean  1/5/2007
This is my son's name (Ethan Jack) and I love it, here in the UK it's popular but not too popular (no. 19 for 2006) and I like the meaning.
Marie04  3/12/2007
I had no idea this name was getting so common! I like it, but it just feels too Biblical for me.
― Anonymous User  6/2/2007
I love this name! It's so adorable! My nephew's name is Ethan Kyle and I love it!
joanie2007  8/13/2007
Oh, good Lord, don't name your boy Ethan, whatever you do! It's horrible! It sounds fey and frou frou beyond belief. If you want your son to get beat up at school and end up working in a women's hair salon, then name him Ethan.
johann14  9/25/2007
My son's name. When he was born (1995) it was not particularly in fashion, about #50. People would often mistake his name for Ian, Nathan or Steven. Now it's everywhere. I think it sounds masculine, not wispy. He likes his name fairly well, though when he was younger he wanted to be called Christopher or Nicholas.
slasmc  9/26/2007
I love this name. It was the only name my husband and I could agree on for our son who was born 2006. It was the 4th most popular last year, but if you look at what percentage of boys were named Ethan compared to 2005 and 2004 for instance, it's actually a smaller percent. Starting 2001 if I remember correctly, over 1% of boys born in those years were named Ethan. In 2006 it was 0.94%.
― Anonymous User  10/1/2007
I think Ethan has a great ring to it, I also think it sounds strong like its meaning. I think it is a great name.
honeypower  10/5/2007
I think Ethan sounds very wimpy and ugly. I dislike it a lot.
Skittsie13  1/14/2008
This name is sooo annoying. It sounds like you're whining when you say it. This name along with Jack, Aidan, and Liam are the most annoying names I've ever heard of.
jasmineenimsaj  2/14/2008
I used to love the name Ethan, before it got very popular again. I like that strong long vowel sound followed by the soft "th" phoneme. Now I am tired of hearing the name Ethan on little boys. I would be intrigued if I met a grown man with the name, though.
sharkycharming  4/3/2008
I like this name but it is way too common nowadays so I probably will never use it.
number1212  4/22/2008
I usually dislike names with the ''th'' sound, and I hate the names Keith and Heath, but Ethan sounds very pleasant to me. I would never use a Biblcal name, and the name is hideously common and popular, but like Aidan, Connor, and Tristan, this is one of the GOOD popular names in America right now.
slight night shiver  5/23/2008
Ethan Craft was Lizzie's crush on Lizzie McGuire.
wicogirl8  6/12/2008
Number 5 for boys in 2005.
Patricia Underwood  7/10/2008
I really like the name Ethan. It's a nice, masculine name, and it's not too 'out there' (though I sometimes prefer the odd names). I've seen it spelled 'Ethyn'. To each their own, I guess.
_clippit_  7/27/2008
Ethan has been my ultimate favorite boy's name for the last 5 years or so. I've still got a while until I even want to think about children, but I'm convinced this will be my future son's name. It's everything I want in a boy's name, it's strong yet gentle, intellectual, but not too pretentious, and it's traditional but not too common (up until recently which makes me very upset). I do agree that it sounds a little bit whiny as child's name, but as both a teenager's name and a man's name, I think it's gorgeous. I find it goes really well with a lot of different middle names too.
LuzDeTuVida  8/9/2008
I like the French pronunciation better : e-tahn.
Senko  8/12/2008
This name reminds me of Ethan on the soap opera 'One Life to Live'. He's cute, maybe that's why it's getting to be a popular name. Sounds elitist, wealthy and privileged. Although I do like the name a lot.
KayeKiLa  8/13/2008
Actors Rachael Bella and Edward Furlong have a son Ethan Furlong, born on 21th September, 2006.
Emilie007  12/22/2008
It's a nice name, but sadly it's too popular.
-Julia-  9/9/2009
I agree, really great name but becoming so overused. :(
― Anonymous User  11/24/2009
I love this name, and I always will. It doesn't matter if everyone in the world was named Ethan. If you like the name like I do that's what is the important thing.
― Anonymous User  12/14/2009
Something happened in the 1990's that made this name more popular.
jonathan0012  1/5/2010
Snobby country club/golf name.
Aureliano  1/16/2010
I really like this name a lot! Glad it's in its "reign". By "reign", I mean that the name stayed popular for several years. It might last until a few more years, when I assume the popularity will fall.
jonathan0012  3/2/2010
Ever since Ethan appeared as the cold-blooded "Other" on LOST, whenever I hear the the name I think of someone evil and conniving. Losties would refrain from using this name.
Dawson  9/30/2010
I like this name, it sounds very handsome. It's become common though.
Chrila96  10/31/2010
To be blatantly honest: I cannot stand the name. It has the air of something that very artsy parents would choose... an observation that I do not think is half off (but as always, there are the odd exceptions). Do I necessarily hate the ones who bear it? Negative-- don't be silly. I simply find it... an unattractive, unusable, tacky name.

And for the record-- that opinion is based off of my US American ears at the general public who bears it, and sound... Perhaps if you are Hebrew, it may work.
Francesca  4/26/2011
Ethan is one of my favourite names but it's crazy popular. That doesn't put me off using Ethan though, it just makes me a little sad.
amazingtabby  7/10/2011
It would be a pretty decent name if it wasn't so insanely popular. Name your son Ethan nowadays, and I can guaranty you he'll meet at least two other boys with his name.
Black_X  7/13/2011
Makes me think of 'Ethan Frome.' It's okay, but the character is a bit of a wuss.
― Anonymous User  5/26/2012
I used to really like this name: Cute on a boy, intelligent on an adolescent, mysterious on an adult, and it remains quite handsome throughout the years. Now I don't know what to think. I read Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton, and though it was very well written I despised Ethan's character. He was stupid and wrong in so many ways. So now this name has been tainted by that association. I really ought to get over myself, though. It's such a good name.
Sabella Authoress  10/19/2012
Ethan is an OK name, nothing I would use. It sounds to boring and it's too common! It also hardly goes with a middle name. If you like "AN" ending boys names use Evan, not Ethan.
MelissaR  3/20/2013
Apparently the old Hebrew meaning is "Constancy" which I suppose is the same as "fixed". When I called my son Ethan my father was pretty unhappy as he thought it was a bit wimpy, until we pointed out that his movie hero John Wayne played a character called Uncle Ethan in The Searchers. I called him Ethan before it became popular with celebrities, and before the Mission Impossible movies came out. He wasn't thrilled when he was younger (except for the fact it was easy to spell) but loves it now in his late teens. And no, we aren't at all artsy or pretentious... I just thought it was a bit different (how wrong I was). There are very few Ethans older than 18 right now.
MaxineXXX  1/27/2014
Ethan Chase is a fictional character in Julie Kagawa's book called The Lost Prince.
― Anonymous User  3/15/2014
A cool, cute name. (^^)b It's perfect sounding! ♡ ☺.
― Anonymous User  8/18/2014
Ethan Whitering (also known as Atsuishi Shigeto) is a character in Inazuma Eleven.
― Anonymous User  10/6/2014
I don't like this name. The first syllable just sounds really harsh to me.
hkols  11/5/2014
Ethan Wate is the name of the main character in the Beautiful Creatures novels.
MeAmoRusia  12/15/2014
One of my favorite boy names, even though it's always at the top of the popularity charts. Strong; Biblical; easy to spell and pronounce; good for all ages 1 to 100 years. Another plus: it has (and needs) no nickname, which is great if you want your son to be called by his complete name. Similar names would be Adam, Luke, George, Isaac, Aaron, Colin, Simon, Justin, Caleb.
cj19  4/24/2015
Ethan is a short and sweet biblical name. I love the name Ethan because of a past experience with one but it's my second or first favorite boy name. I'm conflicted with Alexander, another boy name that I'm conflicted with is Theo. I'm not sure if I want just Theo or Theodore.
555jazzy  5/16/2015
I love this name and it's meaning - strong and enduring.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2015
Ethan is the name of the main character of Pokemon games: Gold, Silver and Crystal. It's really different from the anime, that is more childish and loosely based on the games, so he doesn't exist there.

Taking account the game character, Ethan makes me think of an adventurous boy that visits temples and loves myths and mysteries.
― Anonymous User  2/12/2016
I like this name and if you like\love it as well and are considering using it for your little guy, some combos I have paired with it that you are more than welcome to take a look at are:

Ethan Hunter
Ethan Kyle
Ethan Lyric
Ethan Parker
Ethan Ross
Ethan Sawyer
Ethan Jeremiah
Ethan Lucas
Ethan Spencer
Ethan Miles
Ethan Thomas
Jared Ethan.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2016
I wouldn't dislike this name as much as I do if I didn't hear it everywhere. Like, everywhere, on every other baby boy I meet. I'm not even sure why it's so popular; it's not a bad name, but I think I need someone to explain the appeal to me.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/10/2016
This name is still popular after many years for a good reason. It's a strong name and works for a boy or grown man. I love this name. It's not pretentious, it has a great meaning and history, and works for someone smart and easy going.
― Anonymous User  5/11/2016
I know 6 Ethans. It's a great name, but way too popular.
― Anonymous User  5/21/2016
Who cares if Ethan is a popular name. It's a great name, that's why it's popular. I know a few little boys named Ethan and they are adorable, sweet, funny, smart and outgoing.
― Anonymous User  6/3/2016
I know everyone will hate me, but I don't really like it that much. Every Ethan I have known was wimpy and not very nice.
― Anonymous User  6/10/2016
Easily one of the coolest names for a boy.
― Anonymous User  7/16/2016
This is my name :). I was born in 1985 and all the way until 2010 I thought I was the only one. I like my name, and am proud that there appears to be a growing following.
EthanC  8/20/2016
I so much love the name. One of my uncles bears the name.
Emmily  10/27/2016
Ethan is the name of a bratz doll.
Luvbug86  10/30/2016
Ethan Berkowitz is an American politician who is the Mayor of Anchorage, Alaska. He was previously the Alaska State Representative for District 26 from 1997 through 2007, serving as the Democratic Party Minority Leader from 1999 to 2007. He was the Democratic nominee for Lieutenant Governor in 2006, for Alaska's at-large congressional district in 2008 and for Governor in 2010. He was elected Mayor of Anchorage in 2015.
lilolaf  2/3/2017
There's a fictional character called Ethan Karamakov in the Australian TV show Dance Academy.
emptysounds  3/14/2017
Ethan Zachery Scott is an American actor and internet personality. Scott was born in San Luis Obispo, California on June 21, 1991. He graduated from Saint Leo University in 2013. Scott was born colorblind.
cutenose  6/12/2017
NB the Greek form Athan, which means 'immortal' (literally "without death").
dolcigno  8/17/2017
This is actually my name and I LOVE IT! It means "strength" and it fits me well.
es3495  8/28/2017
Ethan Dolan of the Dolan Twins. He does YouTube with his twin brother Grayson.
― Anonymous User  10/26/2017
Ethan Montgomery is a character in the movie A Dog's Purpose.
joyous  11/22/2017
I know 5 Ethans and I'd like the name if only it wasn't so popular.
Phoenix Gemstone  11/26/2017
This is my favorite boy name! It's so cute, but strong and masculine. Love it.
MazzyieRose  1/15/2018
Ethan is amazing- it's the best name in the world.
palitoco  1/29/2018
This name fits our son Ethan Timothy perfectly! DI don’t feel it’s as common as it appears to be since he’s never had another Ethan in his classroom.
― Anonymous User  2/6/2018

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