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pinWhat does Nathaniel mean?

Nathaniel /nath-aniel/ [3 sylls.] 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 15 variants: Nat, Natanael, Nataniel, Nate, Nathan, Nathanael, Nathaneal, Nathanial, Nathanyal, Nathanyel, Natty, Nethanel, Nethaniel, Nethanyel and Thaniel.

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.

Kreatif forms: Nithaniel, Nuthaniel, Nythaniel. [more]

pinHow popular is Nathaniel?

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)

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

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

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%, 22.8% less), 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nathaniel, Bart, Bartholomew, Nat, Nathan in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Nathanael, Nathanial in U.S.

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