Graceful and noble woman
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Ethel originatel in Old English language and means "graceful and noble woman". As a feminine given name it has been in use since the 19th century and was popularized by William Makepeace Thackeray in his novel The Newcomes. Ethel is also the name of several places in the United States. As a feminine given name it has been rather rare lately.

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Famous Ethels

Ethel Barrett - writer
Ethel Barrymore - actress
Ethel Bussy - published author
Ethel Chapman - writer
Ethel Dell - published author
Ethel Ennis - jazz artist
Ethel Krauze - writer
Ethel Merman - singer
Ethel Payne - writer
Ethel Raymond - published author
Ethel Spears - artist
Ethel Talbot - writer
Ethel Waters - actress

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