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Meaning and name origin
Nathaniel \n(a)-tha-niel\ as a boy's 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 is a very popular first name for males (#206 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#11179 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Nathaniel for boys (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Nathaniel and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Bartholomew, Nat, Nate, Nathan, Nathanael, Nathanial and Nathaniel. (2014 statistics).
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