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The name Ethel is of Old English origin, and means noble.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Ethel has been given to baby girls in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby girls in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Ethel
Use of the Name Ethel for Girls During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
276,971 10,358 0 0 0 0 0
The table below indicates the number of times the name Ethel has been given to baby girls and baby boys each year, from 1880 through 2004.  Ethel last appeared in the top thousand girl or boy names during 1975, the last year shown on the table.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to girls or boys, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Ethel
  Used as a Girl Name Used as a Boy Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880386338546
1881257889175
188224989  
1883201,132  
1884181,3868007
1885151,49552613
1886151,6998816
1887111,90760410
188892,37458912
188982,46350714
189072,7187698
189172,6896609
189283,03548517
189383,11958612
189473,28764511
189583,39153415
189663,50365112
189783,18048417
189883,53140624
189992,99950815
190083,89654120
190193,06849316
190293,29549219
190393,25647620
1904113,29454517
1905123,40064514
1906123,50859816
1907123,69778612
1908123,78154522
1909133,65552125
1910134,14348333
1911144,12880217
1912185,063  
1913205,36097626
1914226,188  
1915237,374  
1916257,597  
1917247,860  
1918288,083  
1919287,814  
1920307,855  
1921327,592  
1922317,238  
1923386,529  
1924396,599  
1925436,159  
1926415,863  
1927475,484  
1928554,91599548
1929564,505  
1930654,097  
1931673,761  
1932653,614  
1933713,220  
1934783,173  
1935823,001  
1936902,724  
1937882,769  
1938942,723  
19391002,495  
19401062,371  
19411142,275  
19421242,204  
19431262,202  
19441272,064  
19451341,813  
19461401,926  
19471442,076  
19481521,881  
19491631,761  
19501761,610  
19511931,485  
19522071,395  
19532241,287  
19542351,169  
19552481,100  
19562551,073  
1957310880  
1958310857  
1959363680  
1960359730  
1961381631  
1962393584  
1963426522  
1964431517  
1965456441  
1966492361  
1967514341  
1968569282  
1969599276  
1970696225  
1971693220  
1972766181  
1973755180  
1974952130  
1975896147  
Totals:  276,971 518

During the last 125 years, parents have used Ethel as a girl's name about 99% of the time and less frequently (about 0% of the time) as a boy's name.  Cumulative counts and total counts shown on the above tables are somewhat lower than actual counts because the name Ethel appears in the top 1,000 girl names only 96 times during the last 125 years.

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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