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What does Nathanial mean?

Nathanial Pronunciation of Nathanial as a boys' name is of Hebrew origin, and Nathanial means "God has given". Nathanial is a variant form of Nathaniel (Hebrew). Biblical: one of the 12 apostles.



VARIANTS Nethanyel, Nethaniel, Nethanel, Nathanyel, Nathanyal, Nathaneal, Nathanael

RELATIONS VIA NATHANIEL Natanael, Nataniel, Nathan



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How popular is Nathanial?

Nathanial is a somewhat popular first name for males (#1087 out of 1220, Top 89%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Nathanial reached its apex rank of #543 in the U.S. in the year 1998, but is not found in the list currently. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Nathanial name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Popular alternative forms of Nathanial ranked in the Top 2000 are Natanael, Nathan (#48 LAST YEAR), Nathanael (#716) and Nathaniel (#116). Usage of these forms of Nathanial was more pronounced in 2004 (AVERAGE #642) and is somewhat lower today (#976, 48%), with the form Nathanial becoming less in vogue.

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar-sounding names are Cathal, Danial, Mataniah, Mattania, Mattaniah, Natal, Natalino, Natalio, Natan, Nathen and Nathon. These names tend to be less commonly used than Nathanial.

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