Name for 10th January- Ethan

English, Hebrew, French, Biblical, Biblical Latin: Means “solid, enduring” in Hebrew. This was the name of a wise man in the Old Testament. 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. This was the name of the main character in Edith Wharton’s novel ‘Ethan Frome’ (1911) (

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.

This name of the Tom Cruise character in the Mission Impossible series is now one of the most popular boys’ names in the country (currently Number 1 in twelve states)—and poised to move even higher. The Biblical Ethan is at once classic and fashionable, serious and cheery, strong and sensitive. What more could a parent want? Nicknames & Variations:Eathan, Ethon, Ethawn, Eethan, Ethian, Eathon, Eathen, Ethen, Eathan, Eathen, Eathon, Eethan, Ethawn, Ethen, Ethian, Ethon. International Variations:AitanEitanEtan (Hebrew) (

Global Popularity (
of the Name Ethan
#1 in Canada (Alberta)
#1 in Canada (British Columbia)
#1 in Canada (Ontario)
#1 in Canada (Saskatchewan)
#3 in United States
#7 in Wales
#11 in Australia (New South Wales)
#11 in Australia (Victoria)
#11 in Northern Ireland
#13 in New Zealand
#15 in England
#20 in Belgium
#31 in Scotland
#54 in Ireland
#75 in Canada (Quebec)


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