What does Nathan mean?
Nathan [nathan] 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.
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(female) Nathanne, Nathne, .. Middle name pairings:
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How 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 statistics of Nathan for boys. Nathan reached its peak position of #20 in the U.S. in 2005, and is presently at #38. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Nathan and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Nathan (#38 in 2015) rated in the Top 2000 are Jonathan (#48 in 2015), Nathaniel (#97), Lathan (#1144), Nate (#1695), Nathen (#1875), Nathon and Nat. Adoption of these forms of Nathan reached its apex 4 decades ago (median #1125) and is somewhat less today (#1112, ▼46.7%), with forms such as Nat becoming somewhat dated.
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