Ethan Meaning and Origin
The name Ethan is a boy’s name meaning “firmness or long-lived” and is of English and Hebrew origin. Derived from the Hebrew word “etan”, which is also used in the Hebrew Bible to refer to a wise man or a perennial plant. The name Ethan has been in use since biblical times, and it is associated with several prominent figures in the Old Testament, including a wise man mentioned in the book of 1 Kings, and a musician and poet who wrote Psalm 89. In recent years, the name Ethan has become increasingly popular in many countries, including the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. It has also been used as a surname in some cases. The name Ethan became famous in the U.S. after Ethan Allen (1738-1789).