Ethel is a girl's name is of Old English origin, meaning "noble." It is the short form of Etheldreda and was first used as an independent name in the 1840s. Fans of American royalty, the Kennedys, will appreciate this elegant name, as Robert Kennedy's wife was called Ethel. A strong, resilient, and intelligent woman, Ethel is an enduring symbol of female strength who overcame great adversity in life. She will no doubt prove a fitting heroine for your baby girl!
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