Ethan (or Eitan or Eytan in Hebrew) is a male given name meaning strong, firm and safe.

Television and film

*Ethan Coen, film director and screenwriter, who often works with his brother Joel Coen
*Ethan Embry, an American actor in "Can't Hardly Wait"; as a youth credited as Ethan Randall
*Ethan Erickson, American actor
*Ethan Hawke, a two-time Oscar-nominated Hollywood actor
*Ethan Hunt, a character in the "Mission: Impossible" films played by Tom Cruise
*Ethan James, a character from the TV show "Power Rangers: Dino Thunder"
*Ethan Phillips, a playwright, author, and actor on "Star Trek: Voyager"
*Ethan Rayne, a character from the TV series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
*Ethan Rom, a character from the TV series "Lost (TV series)"
*Ethan Snyder, a character from the soap opera "As the World Turns"
*Ethan Suplee, an American actor on "My Name Is Earl" and "Clerks II"
*Ethan Craft, a character from Disney Channels Original Series "Lizzie McGuire"


*Eitan, an advanced Israeli MALE (Medium Altitude Long Endurance) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
*Ethan Allen, an early American revolutionary and general, a leader during the era of the Vermont Republic and the New Hampsire Grants
*Ethan Allen (armsmaker), an American armsmaker from Massachusetts
*Ethan Allen class submarine, an evolutionary development from the George Washington class
*Fort Ethan Allen, U.S. army installation in Vermont
*Rafael Eitan, an Israeli general

*USS Ethan Allen (SSBN-608), the second ship of the United States Navy to be named for Ethan Allen



*Ethan, South Dakota, a town
*Fort Ethan Allen (Arlington, Virginia), a fort in Virginia

In Israel

*Neve Eitan, a kibbutz in Beit She'an Valley regional council
*Eitan, Israel, a moshav in the Shafir Regional Council area.


*Ethan Allen boating accident, a shipwreck
*Ethan Allen Express, a passenger train operated by Amtrak between New York City and Rutland, Vermont


*Ethan (Hebrew Bible), author of Psalm 89
*Ethan Albright, an American football center
*Ethan Allen (baseball), an American Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1938
*Ethan Allen (furniture company), a furniture chain with more than 300 stores across the United States
*Ethan Allen Brown, a politician that served as the seventh governor of Ohio
*Ethan Frome, eponymous character from Edith Wharton's 1911 novel
*Ethan Leib, a professor
*Ethan Moreau, a Canadian hockey player
*Ethan Watts, an American volleyball player
*Ethan Zohn, who won an African edition of "Survivor"
*Ethan Zuckerman, a founder of
*Ethan Fitzsimons, a large nosed individual with a tendency to say "woot" rather a lot.
*Prince Ethan (comics) of the Heron Dynasty on Avalon, character from the comic book "Scion" from CrossGen comics
*Ethan MacManus, a character in the webcomic "Ctrl+Alt+Del"

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  • ETHAN — (Heb. אֵיתָן; permanent, enduring ? or one consecrated (to a temple) ?). The Bible ostensibly mentions four individuals named Ethan: (1) Ethan the Ezrahite, a sage (along with heman , Calcol, and Darda, sons of Mahol ) whom Solomon surpassed in… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Ethan — 〈n. 11; unz.; Chem.; fachsprachl.〉 = Äthan * * * E|than [↑ Eth u. ↑ an (1)], das; s; veraltete S: Äthan: H3C CH3; farb u. geruchloser, brennfähiger gasförmiger Kohlenwasserstoff, Sdp. 88 °C, der zusammen mit Methan im Erdgas vorkommt. * * * Ethan …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Ethan — (en hébreu : איתן ,prononcé eytane ) est un prénom d origine hébraïque signifiant fort , robuste , mais également impétueux . Il est porté par trois personnages de la Bible. L’un est lévite. Il chante et joue de la cymbale pendant le… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Ethan — m Biblical: name (meaning ‘firmness’ or ‘long lived’ in Hebrew) of an obscure figure, Ethan the Ezrahite, mentioned as a wise man whom Solomon surpassed in wisdom (I Kings 4: 31). The name was sparingly used even among the Puritans, but became… …   First names dictionary

  • Ethan — Ethan, SD U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 330 Housing Units (2000): 138 Land area (2000): 0.244340 sq. miles (0.632838 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.244340 sq. miles (0.632838 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Ethan, SD — U.S. town in South Dakota Population (2000): 330 Housing Units (2000): 138 Land area (2000): 0.244340 sq. miles (0.632838 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 0.244340 sq. miles (0.632838 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Ethan — masc. proper name, from Heb. ethan strong, permanent, perennial, ever flowing (of rivers) …   Etymology dictionary

  • Ethan — Ethan, so v.w. Jedithun …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Ethan — Ethan, s.v.w. Äthan …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • ETHAN — vir quidam sapiens, fil. Maol. 1. Reg. c. 4. v. 31. Fil. Zarae filii Iudae. 1. Par. c. 2. v. 6. Fil. Gazaiae. 1. Par. c. 15. v. 19. Fil. Samma, filii Semei. 1. Par. c. 6. v. 42. Fil. Chusi, filii Abdi. v. 44. Item civitas deserta in capite… …   Hofmann J. Lexicon universale