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An ancient Greek name, Ethalyn, Ethalia, Ethalis, Ethalos, Ethalion, Ethalidas, Ethalides, etc. In Greek mythology, Ethalion (Aithalion) was the pirate who kidnapped Dionysos.
Damis  6/27/2005
Also an independent name and spelt Ethelyn. In fact, Ethelyn was the spelling of the name when it featured irregularly in the American top 1,000 for girls from the end of the 19th century to the 1930s. [noted -ed]  9/7/2007
Far too much like ethylene, the chemical compound.
Pie  11/8/2007
Hmm, I thought it sounded like a chemical! And it actually does. The name is just plain weird, and Ethel is horrible as well.
slight night shiver  5/23/2008
I actually love this name! It's sort of like a unique twist to the similar name Evelyn. It's also uncommon, which is always a plus.
Hannah_E  5/21/2010
I think the chemical namesake is actually kinda cool. It'd be great for a character.
Dawson  12/9/2010
Well, at least we know the adding-lyn-to-other-names trend isn't a recent one...
― Anonymous User  3/16/2013
This name will definitely mature well, since it was last used around the 50s. I like it more then Ethel and Evelyn.
XironDarkstar  1/14/2018

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