Infographic of Ethel name meaning, which is “The noble lady,” from the Anglo- Saxon aethele, noble.
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Ethel Name Popularity

How popular is the name Ethel? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 13 4,129 1.1727%
1911 15 4,137 1.111%
1912 18 5,061 1.0036%
1913 20 5,366 0.9464%
1914 21 6,198 0.8894%
1915 23 7,371 0.8113%
1916 25 7,597 0.7864%
1917 24 7,859 0.7856%
1918 28 8,071 0.752%
1919 28 7,806 0.7455%
1920 30 7,868 0.7076%
1921 32 7,597 0.6635%
1922 32 7,240 0.6499%
1923 38 6,539 0.5838%
1924 39 6,578 0.5665%
1925 43 6,172 0.5461%
1926 41 5,857 0.5325%
1927 47 5,482 0.4952%
1928 55 4,921 0.4599%
1929 56 4,515 0.4359%
1930 65 4,094 0.3919%
1931 67 3,754 0.3804%
1932 65 3,602 0.3646%
1933 71 3,208 0.3443%
1934 78 3,171 0.328%
1935 82 3,000 0.3087%
1936 90 2,725 0.2829%
1937 88 2,754 0.2795%
1938 94 2,710 0.2647%
1939 100 2,479 0.2437%
1940 106 2,364 0.2224%
1941 116 2,259 0.2007%
1942 125 2,182 0.1728%
1943 126 2,193 0.168%
1944 127 2,026 0.1635%
1945 134 1,786 0.1464%
1946 142 1,910 0.1294%
1947 144 2,060 0.1234%
1948 153 1,846 0.1156%
1949 164 1,718 0.1068%
1950 176 1,575 0.0978%
1951 192 1,461 0.0862%
1952 208 1,357 0.0777%
1953 223 1,256 0.071%
1954 236 1,142 0.0625%
1955 250 1,066 0.058%
1956 258 1,034 0.0547%
1957 312 842 0.0438%
1958 314 810 0.0429%
1959 364 646 0.034%
1960 361 679 0.0358%
1961 380 596 0.0316%
1962 397 541 0.0295%
1963 419 486 0.0271%
1964 428 480 0.0273%
1965 453 397 0.0243%
1966 487 324 0.0208%
1967 510 302 0.0199%
1968 552 256 0.017%
1969 579 242 0.0157%
1970 669 192 0.0121%
1971 682 181 0.012%
1972 724 146 0.0107%
1973 740 137 0.0106%
1974 900 90 0.0069%
1975 865 104 0.0081%
1976 975 79 0.0061%
1977 1,195 56 0.0042%
1978 1,132 67 0.005%
1979 1,313 48 0.0034%
1980 1,398 42 0.0029%
1981 2,044 17 0.0012%
1982 1,585 32 0.0021%
1983 1,674 26 0.0018%
1984 1,937 18 0.0012%
1985 1,856 23 0.0015%
1986 2,022 18 0.0012%
1987 0 0%
1988 0 0%
1989 2,065 23 0.0014%
1990 2,674 12 0.0007%
1991 3,138 7 0.0004%
1992 3,630 5 0.0003%
1993 3,256 6 0.0004%
1994 0 0%
1995 0 0%
1996 3,173 6 0.0004%
1997 0 0%
1998 0 0%
1999 0 0%
2000 0 0%
2001 3,701 5 0.0003%
2002 2,918 11 0.0007%
2003 3,262 7 0.0005%
2004 3,608 6 0.0004%
2005 0 0%
2006 0 0%
2007 0 0%
2008 0 0%
2009 3,445 6 0.0004%
2010 0 0%
2011 0 0%
2012 0 0%
2013 0 0%
2014 0 0%
2015 0 0%
2016 0 0%
2017 2,718 11 0.0008%
2018 0 0%
2019 0 0%

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Names Like Ethel

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What names are variants of Ethel?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Ethel.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Atal

Noble

English

Ehtel

Noble

English

Etel

Noble

English

Etha

Noble

English

Ethelda

Noble

English

Etheleen

Noble

English

Ethelene

Noble; noble serpent

German

Ethelin

Noble

English

Ethelinda

Noble serpent

German

Etheline

Noble; noble serpent

German

Ethelyn

Noble

English

Ethelynne

Noble

English

Ethill

Noble

English

Ethille

Noble

English

Ethlin

Noble; noble serpent

German

Ethlyn

Noble

English

Ethlynn

Noble

English

Ethyl

Noble

English

Ethyll

Noble

English


What names sound like Ethel?

If you like how Ethel sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Ethel.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Adel

God is eternal

Hebrew

Etoile

Star-like; love

Scandinavian


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