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Meaning of Nathaniel

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The name Nathaniel has the following meaning:

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


As a baby boy name, Nathaniel is currently a popular baby name, with a recent overall USA popularity ranking of 63 out of 1000 (source: 2000s U.S. Census).

In 2009, the name Nathaniel rose in popularity, moving up the USA Top 1000 charts in Year 2009, by 1 places. For the Year 2009, it ranked 76 in the Top 1000 charts.

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


The name Nathaniel is pronounced as nuh-than-nee-ell


Nathaniel originates from the Hebrew language.

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Related names

The following names are baby names related to Nathaniel and are suitable names for brothers and sisters of Nathaniel: Boys - Amarion, Amos, Benjamin, Cohen, Dor, Harrell, Jame, Jeremiah, Johan, Judd, Lemuel, Sampson, Samson, Tobias, Zackary, Zayden, Girls - Atha, Athalia, Migdalia, Sherilyn, Tamara, Both genders - Anna, Ariel, Betty, Dagan, Dagen, Dalit


Popular Variants for the name Nathaniel:


Common nicknames for the name Nathaniel are: Nate, Nat, Than, Nathan


We think the name Nathaniel 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 Nathaniel to be: Outgoing and fun guy

In one word, you might describe Nathaniel as a(n) "outgoing" person.

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Famous persons

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

Nathaniel Hawthorne, born on 4 July, a famous novelist. Nathaniel Hawthorne's background: A 19th century American novelist and short story writer. He is seen as a key figure in the development of American literature for his tales of the nation's colonial history.

Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne, born on 14 November, a famous politician. Nathaniel Herbert Claiborne's background: A nineteenth century politician from Virginia.

Nathaniel Macon , born on 17 December, a famous politician. Nathaniel Macon 's background: A spokesman for the Old Republican faction of the Democratic-Republican Party that wanted to strictly limit the federal government.
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