The meaning of the name Ethan is Firm, Strong. The origin of the name Ethan is Hebrew. This is the culture in which the name originated, or in the case of a word, the language.
Variations of the name include Ethen, Ethyn, Eitan, and Eytan. Common nicknames include Eeth, Eethie and Eytie/Eddie.
Ethan is an extremely popular name in the United States as well as abroad, especially Australia and Israel. Famous Ethans include actor Ethan Hawke and director Ethan Coen. However Ethan tends to be a common name among politicians and businessmen, including Ethan Berkowitz and Ethan Allen Brown. Interestingly, there are a few Ethan Allens, including Ethan Allen the arms maker, Ethan Allen the baseball player, and Ethan Allen the general during the revolutionary war.
Fictional Ethans include Ethan Frome, the title character of Edith Wharton’s novel, and Ethan Nakamura from Percy Jackson & the Olympians. Ethan Hunt is a character from from Mission Impossible. Other characters include Ethan Wright from the TV series The Office, and Ethan Chandler from Penny Dreadful.