Gender Masculine
Scripts אֵיתָן(Ancient Hebrew)
Pronounced Pron. EE-thən(English) EH-TAN(French)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From the Hebrew name אֵיתָן ('Eitan) meaning "solid, enduring, firm". In the Old Testament this name is borne by a few minor characters, including the wise man Ethan the Ezrahite, supposedly the author of Psalm 89.

After the Protestant Reformation it was occasionally used as a given name in the English-speaking world, and it became somewhat common in America due to the fame of the revolutionary Ethan Allen (1738-1789). It only became popular towards the end of the 20th century. It is the name of the main character in Edith Wharton's novel Ethan Frome (1911), about a man in love with his wife's cousin.

Related Names

Other Languages & CulturesAithan(Biblical Greek) Eitan(Biblical Hebrew) Eitan, Eytan(Hebrew) Izan(Spanish)

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Entry updated November 16, 2019