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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 has 15 variant forms: Nat, Natanael, Nataniel, Nate, Nathan, Nathanael, Nathaneal, Nathanial, Nathanyal, Nathanyel, Natty, Nethanel, Nethaniel, Nethanyel and Thaniel.


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 (2015 statistics).

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

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

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. (2015 statistics).

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

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


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