What does Nathaniel mean?
How 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)
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.
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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.