August 7, 2014 § 2 Comments
Germanic, meaning “noble”.
VARIATIONS and NICKNAMES:
Adele, Adell, Ethelina, Etheline, Ethelinda, Ethelinde, Ethelyn, Ethelynne, Ethyl, Ethyle, Etta, Ette, Ettie, Etty, etc.
REFERENCES IN LITERATURE:
– Ethel Amory, the somewhat spoiled, impetuous young lady who wastes a trip to Europe on frivolity, in “Poppies and Wheat”, from A Garland for Girls, by Louisa May Alcott, 1887.
– Ethel Curtis, Berry Joy’s friend, in A Little Country Girl (1885), by Susan Coolidge.
– Ethel M. Dell (1881-1939), English novelist and short story writer.
– Ethel Mannin (1900-1984), English novelist and travel writer.
– Ethel Brilliana Tweedie (1867-1940), English journalist and travel writer (as Mrs. Alec Tweedie).
– Ethel Lilian Voynich (1864-1960), Irish novelist and musician.
– Ethel Lina White (1876-1944), English author.
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