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What does Nathan mean?

Nathan Pronunciation of 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.

Associated with: biblical, prophet, reigns (king), hero.

Variations

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.

Creative forms:
(male) Nathanna, Nathar, ..

(female) Nathanne, Nathne, ..

Middle name pairings:
Nathan Abel (N.A.), ..

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nathan name in U.S.

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

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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nathan, Jonathan, Lathan, Nat, Nate in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nathaniel, Nathen, Nathon in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Aaran, Aitan, Akshan, Altman, Athan, Bastian, Cadan, Cadman, Cahan, Cathal, Cathan, Cavan, Dagan, Daman, Damyan, Daquan, Daran, Darran, Dathan, Eachan, Eagan, Etan, Ethan, Gahan, Galvan, Garan, Garlan, Garman, Gawan, Haggan, Hannan, Haydan, Haylan, Istvan, Jacian, Jahan, Jehan, Kadan, Kaelan, Kahan, Kavan, Kaydan, Kayvan, Khan, Lachman, Lasean, Latham, Lathen, Mathian, Naaman, Nacham, Nachman, Nachmann, Nahum, Nairn, Nalin, Naman, Nameen, Naren, Nashua, Nata, Natal, Nathanyal, Navon, Nethanel, Newman, Nishan, Nollan, Ramzan, Rayman, Sajan, Stian, Taran, Tasman and Tazman. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nathan.

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