Ethel - Meaning of Ethel
[ 2 syll. et-hel, eth-el ] The baby boy name Ethel is also used as a girl name, with the latter form being much more common. Its pronunciation is EH-TH-ahL †. The origin of Ethel is Hebrew. The name's meaning is one who is noble. See Ethel for more information.
Ethel is uncommon as a baby name for boys. At the modest height of its usage in 1910, 0.016% of baby boys were given the name Ethel. It ranked at #484 then. The baby name has since fallen out of favor, and is currently of sporadic use. Within all boy names in its group, Ethel was nonetheless the most frequently used in 2018. Ethel has in the past century been mostly given to girls. In 1928, the name Ethel was given to 98 times as many girls than boys.
† English pronunciation for Ethel: EH as in "ebb (EH.B)" ; TH as in "theme (TH.IY.M)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)"