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Nathaniel Meaning


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 meaning "G-d".

Some famous bearers of this name include: Nathaniel Gow, Nathaniel Hawthorne, and Nathaniel Parker.

Nathaniel Popularity

In the U.S. in 2015, it ranked 97 in baby name popularity for boys with 4,176 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

In contrast, the year before it ranked 94 in baby name popularity for boys with 4,288 occurrences. Less than 5 girls were given the name.

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Nathaniel Related Names

Nathaniel is a form of Natanel, Nathanael.

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.

Famous Nathaniels

  • Nathaniel Gow ~ Musician
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne ~ Writer
  • Nathaniel Parker ~ Actor

Nathaniel Numerology

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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Be creative with the name Nathaniel.

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

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