What does Nathaniel mean?
The name Nathaniel is of Hebrew origin.
The meaning of Nathaniel is "given of G-d".
Nathaniel is generally used as a boy's name.
It consists of 9 letters and 4 syllables and is pronounced Na-tha-ni-el.
The Given Name Nathaniel
The name Nathaniel is ultimately of Hebrew origin. It is a variant of the New Testament Greek name Nathanael
which is a form of the Hebrew name Natanel
(נְתַנְאֵל). Nathaniel is derived from the Hebrew elements natan
meaning "to give" and el
an abbreviated form of elohim
Some famous bearers of this name include: Nathaniel Gow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Nathaniel Parker.
In the U.S. in 2017, it ranked 112
in baby name popularity for boys with 3,504 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.
In contrast, the year before it ranked 103 in baby name popularity for boys with 3,869 occurrences. It ranked 15,623 in baby name popularity for girls with 6 occurrences.
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Nathaniel Related Names
Nathaniel is a form of Natanel
Variants of the name Nathaniel include Nathanail, Nathanial, Nathaniall, Nathanuel.
The names Natanael, Natanaele, Natania, Nataniel, Nathania are all forms of Nathaniel.
Nathaniel has the diminutives (nicknames) Nat, Nate, Nathan.
- Nathaniel Gow ~ Musician
- Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Writer
- Nathaniel Parker ~ Actor
Destiny Number, Life Path Number, Soul Urge and Personality Number. These Numerological numbers may tell your child's story. Take a look at the Numerology Of Nathaniel.
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Nathaniel Name Fun
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