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pinWhat does Nathaniel mean?

Nathaniel /nath-aniel/ 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.

Kreatif forms: Nithaniel, Nuthaniel. [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 history 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 history of the boy name Nathaniel and affiliated names. Popular related forms of Nathaniel (#94 via latest list) rated in the Top 1000 are Nathan (#38 via latest list), Nathanael (#586), Nathanial, Bartholomew, Nate and Nat. These forms of Nathaniel were at the height of their popularity in 1998 (median #577) and are almost as common today (#674, 22.8% less). Nathan has historically been the top pick of parents, although Nathanael seems to be gaining favor too, while Nat, Bartholomew and Nathanial are now less popular.

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

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

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Suggested similar baby names are Chaniel, Chanyel, Daniel, Gamaliel, Haniel, Hanniel, Kaniel, Macniel, Mihangel, Natal, Natale, Natalino, Natalio, Natan, Nathen, Nathon, Othniel, Otniel, Raphael and Sachiel. These names tend to be less frequently used than Nathaniel.