Name: Ethan

Origin and Meaning of the Name Ethan

  • Meaning:
    Strong, firm, impetuous
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  • Meaning:
    Strong, firm, impetuous
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    (EE than)
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Miscellaneous Info for Ethan

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    English and Hebrew speaking countries
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    Ethan means strong and optimistic, solid and enduring, or permanent. The name Ethan appears eight times in the Hebrew Bible. Ethan the Ezrahite, is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible. It may be that Ethan was a cymbal-player in King David's court. He authored Psalm 89. Charles Spurgeon theorized that this was the same person as Jeduthun. Ethan was the 4th most popular boy's name in the US in 2006, and was ranked 19th in the UK.

    The name Ethan has been borne by actor Ethan Hawke, and the character Ethan Hunt, played by Tom Cruise in the 'Mission Impossible' films. Ethan Allen was an American revolutionary, and leader of the Green Mountain Boys, a paramilitary organization formed during a dispute over land holdings in the modern state of Vermont. "Ethan Allen" is also a well-known brand of luxury furniture in the US.

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