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Nathan 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 has 5 variant forms: Nat, Natan, Nate, Nathen and Nathon.
For more information, see also related names Jonathan, Lathan and Nathaniel.
A baby name that sounds like Nathan is Newton.
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Popularity of Nathan
Nathan is a very popular first name for men (#108 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4569 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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