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Ethel Meaning


What does Ethel mean?

The name Ethel is of English origin.

The meaning of Ethel is "noble".

Ethel is generally used as a girl's name.

It consists of 5 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Eh-thel.

The Given Name Ethel

Ethel is a diminutive of Aethel. See Aethel for further details.

The classic name Ethel, has a wonderfully luminous quality.

A wonderfully distinctive name.

Ethel is unique yet compelling due to its memorable and mesmerizing nature.

Ethel falls into the classic name category.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Ethel Barrymore.

Ethel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2018, it ranked 4,356 in baby name popularity for girls with 32 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 4,842 in baby name popularity for girls with 28 occurrences. Less than 5 boys were given the name.

The trend's your friend. See how Ethel has changed in popularity since 1880 by visiting the Ethel Name Popularity Page.

Ethel Related Names

Ethel is a diminutive of Aethel.

Variants of the name Ethel include Etelka.

The names Etel, Ethyl, Etilka, Etzel are all forms of Ethel.

Famous Ethels

  • Ethel ~ 2 hurricanes, 1 storm
  • Ethel Barrymore ~ Actress

Ethel Numerology

What will your new littleEthel be like?

It may all be in the numbers.

The numbers that make up your child's name.

Numerology may give you some insight.

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Ethel Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Ethel in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Ethel.

Just for fun, see the name Ethel in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Ethel in Nautical Flags page.