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pinWhat does Nathan mean?

Nathan /nath-an/ [2 sylls.] as a boys' 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 has 5 variants: Nat, Natan, Nate, Nathen and Nathon.

Affiliated boy names: Jonathan, Lathan and Nathaniel.

Nathan has 2 feminine forms: Natana and Nathania.

Kreatif forms: Nathannu, Natthan, Nuthan. [more]

pinHow popular is Nathan?

Nathan is a very prominent first name for men (#108 out of 1220, Top 9%) and also a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#4444 out of 150436, Top 3%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of Nathan for boys. Nathan reached its peak position of #20 in the U.S. in 2005, and is presently at #38. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nathan name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nathan outside U.S.

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Nathan and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Nathan (#38 in 2014) rated in the Top 1000 are Jonathan (#44 in 2014), Nathaniel (#94), Nathen, Nate, Lathan and Nat. Usage of these boy names reached its apex in the year 2004 (usage of 0.4451%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.4034%, 9.4%), with the forms Nathen and Nat becoming less trendy. Nathan (#38) and Jonathan (#44) are two of the more fashionable birth names here, and there is a rekindling in baby name usage for Jonathan and Nathan. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nathan, Jonathan, Lathan, Nat, Nathaniel, Nathen in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Nathan, Jonathan, Nate, Nathaniel outside U.S.

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Suggested similar baby names are Cathan and Dathan. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nathan.