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Meaning and name origin
Nathan \n(a)-than\ as a boy's name is pronounced NAY-than. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nathan is "God has given". Biblical: Nathan was God's prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. American Revolutionary hero Nathan Hale; critic George Jean Nathan; actor Nathan Lane.
Nathan is a very popular first name for males (#108 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4569 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nathan for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nathan and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Jonathan, Lathan, Nat, Nate, Nathan, Nathaniel and Nathen. (2014 statistics).
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