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Meaning of Nathanael

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The name Nathanael has the following meaning:

A gift from God.
It is a male name, suitable for baby boys.


As a baby boy name, Nathanael is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 449 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Nathanael rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 42 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 472 in the Top 1000 charts.

The following chart shows the popularity of the name Nathanael in the USA, over the past 100 years.
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The name Nathanael is pronounced as nuh-than-yel


Nathanael originates from the Hebrew language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Nathanael and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Nathanael: Boys - Axel, Chaim, Ephraim, Jasiah, Nagid, Simeon, Girls - Cayla, Chaya, Danna, Iyanna, Manuela, Nagida, Naomi, Taliyah, Yoselin, Zina, Both genders - Deborah, Jessica



Common nicknames for the name Nathanael are: Nat, Nate, Than


We think the name Nathanael 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 Nathanael to be: Outgoing, dignified chap

In one word, you might describe Nathanael as a(n) "dignified" person.

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Famous persons

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

Nathanael Greene, born on 7 August, a famous general. Nathanael Greene's background: A major general of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War. When the war began, Greene was a militia private, the lowest rank possible; he emerged from the war with a reputation as George Washington's most gifted and dependable officer.

Nathaniel Bowditch, born on 26 March , a famous mathematician. Nathaniel Bowditch's background: An early American mathematician remembered for his work on ocean navigation. He is often credited as the founder of modern maritime navigation; his book The New American Practical Navigator, first published in 1802, is still carried onboard every commissioned U.S. Naval vessel.

Nathaniel Pitcher , born on 30 November, a famous politician. Nathaniel Pitcher 's background: An American lawyer and politician who served as Governor of New York from February 11 to December 31, 1828.
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Noel (445)
Nathanael (449)
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Nasir (470)
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