Ethan Name Meaning & Origin

Ethan

Pronunciation: EE-thən (key)

Origin of the name Ethan:

An Ecclesiastic Late Latin name derived from the Hebrew ēthān (strength, firmness, long-lived). The name is borne in the Bible by a very wise man whom Solomon surpassed in wisdom. Var: Ethen.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Eitan, Etan

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Ethie, E.T., Wheat Thin, Fin, E, E-man, Tin-Tin, Mr. E., Ethe, Eth, e'e, E-Tee-Wee-Tee, Mr.Ethan,

Meanings and history of the name Ethan

Ethan means "strength" in Hebrew. The name appears in the Old Testament as the name of a wise elder. Jewish tradition (Midrash) also says Ethan (Eitan in Hebrew) is another name or nickname for Abraham.

There was a Civil War battle ship, a chain of furniture stores, and an American submarine all named after the revolutionary leader Ethan Allen.

Famous real-life people named Ethan

Ethan Coen - American filmmaker; brother of Joel Coen
Ethan Erickson - American actor
Ethan Hawke - American actor
Ethan Peck - American actor; grandson of Gregory Peck
Ethan Allen - American patriot
Ethan Wayne - actor and son of John Wayne
Ethan Nestor - Youtuber (CrankGameplays)
Ethan Dolan - Youtuber (Dolan Twins)
Ethan Page Furlong (b. 2006), son of American actor and musician Edward Furlong
Ethan Zohn - is a former American professional soccer player, and a reality television series contestant who won $1,000,000 on Survivor: Africa, the third season of the reality TV series

Ethan in song, story & screen

Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise, in the "Mission Impossible" movies

Ethan Frome, played by Liam Neeson, in the 1993 film "Ethan Frome", adapted from the novel by Edith Wharton

Ethan Rom, played by William Mapother, in the TV show "LOST"

Ethan Ward, played by Dustin Milligan, from the TV show "90210"

Ethan Craft, played by Clayton Snyder, on the Disney Channel series "Lizzie McGuire"

Ethan Weston, played by Luke Rossi, on the 1990's TV series "thirtysomething"

Ethan Edwards, played by John Wayne, in the 1956 John Ford movie "The Searchers"

Ethan Mars, video game character from "Heavy Rain"

Ethan Wate, character in novel and film "Beautiful Creatures"

Ethan Burke, main character in the mini-series "Wayward Pines", and in the book trilogy of the same name.

Ethan Morgan, main character of TV show "My Babysitter's A Vampire"

Ethan Carter, video game character in "The Vanishing of Ethan Carter" (2014)

Ethan Dulles ("Cool Ethan"), played by Jason Schwartzman in the film "Slackers" (2002)

Ethan Chandler, played by actor Josh Hartnett on the TV series "Penny Dreadful" (2014-2016)

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