Name: Ethel

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ethel

  • Meaning:
    Righteous; noble
  • Origin:
  • Gender:
    Girl
  • Pronunciation:
    (ETH ul)
  • Form of:
    Itself (Ethel)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ethel

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  • Used in:
    English speaking countries
  • Additional Info:
    Originally a short form of any of the various Old English compound names containing the element Šthel (noble). Ethel is now an independent name in its own right.

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Popularity Rank of Ethel (US top 1000 names since 1880)

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