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FOR REAL: An anglicization of the Hebrew name Eitan, Ethan means "solid; firmness; enduring; long-lived." It is the name of an obscure Old Testament character, and wasn't used as a given name until the Puritans, who were into giving babies names of obscure biblical characters, picked it up in the 1500s.

other recorded spellings: Ethen, Eathan, Ethyn