Ethel: baby girl name popularity and meaning

Ethel

This is an English name meaning "noble maiden," and your little Ethel really will grow up to be one - even if at first she craps her pants and chews with her mouth open.

Nicknames:

Eth, Ettie.

Famous people named Ethel:

Spies Ethel Gee and Ethel Rosenberg; novelists Ethel Turner and Ethel Voynich; cartoonist Ethel Hays; actresses Ethel Barrymore and Ethel Merman.

Fun fact:

Perhaps the most famous bearer of this name in pop culture is Lucy Ricardo's neighbor (and BFF) Ethel Mertz on "I Love Lucy."

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