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What does Nethaniel mean?

Nethaniel Pronunciation of Nethaniel [nethaniel] as a name for boys is of Hebrew derivation, and the meaning of the name Nethaniel is "God has given". Nethaniel is an alternate form of Nathaniel (Hebrew). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles.


Nethaniel has 7 variants: Nathanael, Nathaneal, Nathanial, Nathanyal, Nathanyel, Nethanel and Nethanyel.

3 more alternative forms via Nathaniel: Natanael, Nataniel and Thaniel.

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Middle name pairings:
Nethaniel Leland (N.L.), ..

How popular is Nethaniel?

Nethaniel is an uncommonly occurring given name for men. Nethaniel is an equally unusual last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Natanael, Nathanael (#580 via latest list), Nathanial and Nathaniel (#97) are the popular alternative forms of Nethaniel (outside Top 2000) rated in the Top 2000. These relations of Nethaniel were favored a decade ago (usage of 0.39%) and are somewhat less widespread today (usage 0.24%, 37.9% less), with the version Nathanial becoming less trendy. Nathaniel has historically been the top pick of parents, although Nathanael appears to be getting popular too. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Natanael, Nathanael, Nathanial, Nathaniel in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Bethel, Chaniel, Chanyel, Daniel, Haniel, Kaniel, Mihangel, Nathan, Neander, Nefthali, Newhall, Othniel and Otniel. These names tend to be more frequently used than Nethaniel.

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