ETHEL
GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: ETH-…ôl   [key]
Meaning & History
Short form of names beginning with the Old English element æðel meaning "noble". It was coined in the 19th century, when many Old English names were revived. It was popularized by the novels 'The Newcomes' (1855) by William Makepeace Thackeray and 'The Daisy Chain' (1856) by C. M. Yonge.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVE: Ethelyn
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