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Nathan Meaning


What does Nathan mean?

The name Nathan is of Hebrew origin.

The meaning of Nathan is "given".

Nathan is generally used as a boy's name.

It consists of 6 letters and 2 syllables and is pronounced Na-than.

The Given Name Nathan

The name Nathan is an anglicized form of the biblical Hebrew name Natan (נָתָן), meaning "to give".

In the Old Testament, Nathan is a court prophet during the reigns of King David and King Solomon.

He is sent by G-d to reproach King David for arranging the death of Uriah the Hittite in order to gain posession of Uriah's wife Bathsheba.

Today, the name is also often used as a nickname for Nathaniel and Jonathan.

Some famous bearers of this name include: Nathan Fillion, and Nathan Lane.

Nathan Popularity

In the U.S. in 2016, it ranked 43 in baby name popularity for boys with 7,933 occurrences. It ranked 15,572 in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 38 in baby name popularity for boys with 8,565 occurrences. It ranked 12,628 in baby name popularity for girls with 8 occurrences.

Want to see how Nathan sizes up? How it compares to some other names? Then check out the Nathan Name Popularity Page.

Nathan Related Names

Nathan is a form of Natan.

Nathan is a diminutive of Jonathan, Nathaniel.

Variants of the name Nathan include Nathen.

The name Natan is a form of Nathan.

Nathan has the diminutives (nicknames) Nat, Nate.

Famous Nathans

  • Nathan ~ Biblical Character (1 Chr. 2:36, 2 Sam. 12:1, 2 Sam. 23:36, 2 Sam. 5:14, Ezra 10:39, Ezra 8:16)
  • Nathan Fillion ~ Actor
  • Nathan Lane ~ Actor
  • Nathan melech ~ Biblical Character (2 Kgs. 23:11)
  • Nathan Soderblom ~ Nobel Prize for Peace 1930

Nathan Numerology

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Then take a look at the Numerological Report For Nathan.

It may give you some insight about your new baby.

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Nathan Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Nathan in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Nathan.

Just for fun, see the name Nathan in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

Learn about nautical flags and see your name or message written in nautical flags, on the Nathan in Nautical Flags page.