The name Ethan is primarily a male name of Hebrew origin that means Firm, strong.Variations of the name include Ethen, Ethyn, Eitan, and Eytan. Common nicknames include Eeth, Eethie and Eytie/Eddie.Ethan is an extremely popular name in the United States as well as abroad, especially Australia and Israel. Famous Ethans include actor Ethan Hawke and director Ethan Coen. However Ethan tends to be a common name among politicians and businessmen, including Ethan Berkowitz and Ethan Allen Brown. Interestingly, there are a few Ethan Allens, including Ethan Allen the arms maker, Ethan Allen the baseball player, and Ethan Allen the general during the revolutionary war.