Meaning and Origin of: Ethan

Ethan is Latin meaning constant. Whereas Ethen's origin is unidentified - probably of German origin.

Boy name origins & meanings

Ethan baby name

  • Latin : Constant

Syllables: 2

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According to 2018 Social Security Administration data, Ethan has been extremely popular over the last two decades, remaining in the top 20 names since 2001. It peaked in popularity in 2009 and 2010, when it was the number two most popular name for boys.

However, it is the 63rd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Ethan was at its peak popularity in December and January 2016.

Although Ethan has been in use since biblical times and used in the Hebrew bible, it really saw peak popularity throughout the 2000s. Specifically, it saw a big boost after the release of Tom Cruise's character in Mission Impossible. It may also be popular thanks to actor Ethan Hawke, and fictional characters in Lizzie McGuire, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Lost.

Where is it Popular?

Ethan was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Ethan

  • Eddie
  • Eeth
  • Eethie

Pairs well with these middle names