- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “strength.”
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Examples from the Web for ethan
In January 2013, these consequences cost Ethan Saylor his life.Police Brutality's Hidden Victims: The Disabled
September 8, 2014
All the medications Ethan had mentioned had half-lives, so it was hard to know how to interpret the results.Real Life Lazarus: When Patients Rise From the Dead
August 21, 2014
Her husband, Ethan (Mark Duplass), books them a vacation retreat in a last-ditch effort to repair their relationship.Is Elisabeth Moss the One 'True Detective' Loves? She Doesn't Deny It.
August 12, 2014
Joel sank into the couch, smiling, while Ethan threw a balled-up eraser against the wall and laughed.
I was 25 in the summer of 1996 when I landed a job as a personal assistant to Joel and Ethan Coen.
No, it is for you to say whether Ethan Ffrench's unjust caprice is a bar between us.
And Uncle Ethan seems severe and hard, but it grieves him all the time.
But Ethan Ffrench said nothing, his gray eyes fixed on the hearth.
You might learn from Mr. Bailey and take charge of the business with Uncle Ethan.
Ethan, fetch your camp hatchet; and we will need some ends of rope.Phil Bradley's Mountain Boys
Silas K. Boone
Word Origin and History for ethan
masc. proper name, from Hebrew ethan "strong, permanent, perennial, ever-flowing" (of rivers).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper