What does Nathaniel mean?
Nathaniel \n(a)-tha-niel\ as a boys' name is pronounced na-THAN-yel. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nathaniel is "God has given". Biblical: one of the 12 apostles, who was also called Bartholomew. Used by the Puritans. Author Nathaniel Hawthorne; musician Nat "King" Cole.
Nathaniel has 29 more related forms via Bartholomew: Bart▼, Bartalan, Bartel, Barth, Barthelemy, Barthlomeo, Bartho, Barthol, Barthold, Bartholoma, Bartholomaus, Bartholome, Bartholomeus, Bartin, Bartle, Bartlet, Bartlett, Bartlomiej, Bartolome, Bartolomej, Bartolomeo, Bartolomeu, Bartolommeo, Bartome, Bartow, Bartt, Bat, Bertel and Thole.
Nathaniel is a very popular first name for men (#206 out of 1220, Top 17%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#16208 out of 150436, Top 11%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name popularity of Nathaniel for boys. Nathaniel reached its highest position of #60 in the U.S. in the year 1998, and is at #94 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage of the boy name Nathaniel and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Nathaniel (#94 a year ago) rated in the Top 1000 are Nathan (#38 a year ago), Nathanael (#586), Nathanial, Nate, Bartholomew, Nat and Bart. These boy names were at the height of their popularity in 1998 (usage of 0.3696%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2853%, down 22.8%), with the forms Bart, Nat, Bartholomew and Nathanial becoming less trendy. Nathan (#38) and Nathanael (#586) are two of the more chic names for newborns in this compilation, with Nathan having a rebound in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)