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Meaning of Nathan

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The name Nathan has the following meaning:

A gift from God. This is the name of a prophet and also a son of King David in the Old Testament.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Nathan is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 26 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Nathan fell in popularity and moved down the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 3 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 24 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Nathan in the USA, over the past 100 years.
USA baby name statistics


The name Nathan is pronounced as nay-thun


Nathan originates from the Hebrew language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Nathan and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Nathan: Boys - Adam, Alpheus, Carmine, Danyele, Deror, Eben, Ebenezer, Ezra, Hiram, Israel, Jamin, Jared, Malachi, Meyer, Naftali, Nehemiah, Nili, Nimrod, Omarion, Samuel, Girls - Leva, Rella, Selah, Tamya, Both genders - Dagan, Elsie, Micah


Popular Variants for the name Nathan: Naethan, Natan (Spanish), Natanael (Swedish), Nate (Nickname), Nathann, Nathean, Nathen, Nathian, Nathin, Nathon, Nathun, Nathyn, Nattee, Nattey, Natthan, Natti, Natty, Nayan, Naythan, Nethan


Common nicknames for the name Nathan are: Nat, Nate


We think the name Nathan should fall under the following style category: Biblical.

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Based on our research, most people would imagine a person with the name Nathan to be: Capable, trustworthy quiet chap

In one word, you might describe Nathan as a(n) "capable" person.

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Famous persons

The names of some famous persons by the name Nathan (or its variants) are:

Nathan Clifford , born on 18 August, a famous politician. Nathan Clifford 's background: An American statesman, diplomat and jurist.

John Nathan Deal, born on 25 August, a famous politician. John Nathan Deal's background: A member of the United States House of Representatives since 1993, representing the 9th congressional district of Georgia.

Nathan Ashton, born on 30 January, a famous footballer. Nathan Ashton's background: An English footballer. He is currently under contract at Fulham, after previously being released by Charlton Athletic. He is an England youth international, whose consistency has brought him several call-ups to the England Under-20 squad.
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