How popular is the baby name Etan in the United States right now? How popular was it historically? Find out using the graph below! Plus, see baby names similar to Etan and check out all the blog posts that mention the name Etan.

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Popularity of the Baby Name Etan

Number of Babies Named Etan

Born in the U.S. Since 1880

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Baby Name Prediction – Lacey

Lacey Holsworth and Adreian Payne
Lacey Holsworth & Adreian Payne
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A little more than a week ago, 8-year-old Lacey Holsworth — known for her friendship with Michigan State University basketball player Adreian Payne — succumbed to the cancer she’d been battling for several years.

I don’t know much about Lacey, but I’ve seen/heard her name in the news a lot lately. This makes me wonder: Will this sad event increase the popularity of the baby name Lacey in 2014?

We’ve seen this sort of thing happen before with names like Caylee, Etan, Kyron, Natalee, Rainelle and most recently Trayvon.

Etan is an interesting case because much of the increase can be traced back to New York state specifically. If there’s an uptick in the number of Laceys born in 2014, do you think most of those Laceys will be from Michigan?

The name Lacey was most popular during the early 1980s, thanks to the popular TV series Cagney & Lacey. (Cagney debuted on the charts in 1982.)

What are your thoughts on this?

Source: Lacey Holsworth Dies at 8: Close Friend of MSU’s Adreian Payne Loses Battle to Cancer

The Baby Name Etan

Etan Patz has been in the news lately. He’s the 6-year-old New York City boy who went missing in on May 25, 1979, while walking to the bus stop. The nation — especially New York — was shocked by his disappearance.

Even before cases of missing children routinely garnered national media attention, Etan’s case quickly received a lot of coverage. His father, a professional photographer, disseminated black-and-white photographs of Etan in an effort to find him. The massive search and media attention that followed focused the nation’s attention on the problem of child abduction and lack of plans to address it.

Etan PatzIn 1983, President Ronald Reagan declared May 25 National Missing Children’s Day.

In the years following the incident, usage of the name Etan (a form of Ethan) increased slightly, both nationally and in New York specifically:

Year U.S. number New York number
1978 5 [under 5]
1979 7 [under 5]
1980 6 [under 5]
1981 13 5
1982 15 7
1983 19 6
1984 7 [under 5]
1985 11 7
1986 7 [under 5]

The name only appeared on the New York list those four years (1981-1983, 1985). It’s never shown up on any other state list.

Source: Hancock, Crystal D. “National Observance Calls Attention to Plight of Missing Children.” Nevada Daily Mail May 27 2007: 1.