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How popular is the baby name Nathan in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 114 0 114
1881 91 0 91
1882 113 0 113
1883 93 0 93
1884 100 0 100
1885 103 0 103
1886 136 0 136
1887 106 0 106
1888 129 0 129
1889 121 0 121
1890 110 0 110
1891 106 0 106
1892 144 0 144
1893 114 0 114
1894 127 0 127
1895 119 0 119
1896 110 0 110
1897 139 0 139
1898 99 0 99
1899 112 0 112
1900 186 0 186
1901 131 0 131
1902 143 0 143
1903 146 0 146
1904 131 0 131
1905 168 0 168
1906 148 0 148
1907 176 0 176
1908 178 0 178
1909 209 0 209
1910 245 0 245
1911 348 0 348
1912 581 0 581
1913 615 0 615
1914 848 0 848
1915 922 6 916
1916 904 0 904
1917 887 6 881
1918 945 0 945
1919 849 0 849
1920 815 0 815
1921 758 7 751
1922 754 5 749
1923 739 0 739
1924 680 0 680
1925 620 5 615
1926 669 0 669
1927 643 7 636
1928 548 0 548
1929 522 9 513
1930 546 6 540
1931 449 7 442
1932 486 0 486
1933 413 0 413
1934 469 0 469
1935 468 0 468
1936 463 0 463
1937 434 0 434
1938 516 0 516
1939 475 7 468
1940 497 0 497
1941 528 0 528
1942 522 0 522
1943 587 5 582
1944 506 0 506
1945 488 0 488
1946 558 0 558
1947 617 0 617
1948 619 0 619
1949 660 0 660
1950 752 0 752
1951 867 0 867
1952 849 0 849
1953 812 0 812
1954 961 0 961
1955 956 6 950
1956 1,093 0 1,093
1957 1,234 5 1,229
1958 1,253 11 1,242
1959 1,384 9 1,375
1960 1,632 7 1,625
1961 1,497 8 1,489
1962 1,539 5 1,534
1963 1,548 5 1,543
1964 1,499 0 1,499
1965 1,428 8 1,420
1966 1,423 0 1,423
1967 1,441 7 1,434
1968 1,671 13 1,658
1969 1,923 12 1,911
1970 2,565 12 2,553
1971 3,070 18 3,052
1972 3,546 25 3,521 #79 boy name
1973 4,777 24 4,753 #62 boy name
1974 5,881 28 5,853 #52 boy name
1975 7,107 37 7,070 #45 boy name
1976 8,662 44 8,618 #39 boy name
1977 9,938 47 9,891 #36 boy name
1978 9,951 58 9,893 #36 boy name
1979 10,808 63 10,745 #37 boy name
1980 11,215 74 11,141 #36 boy name
1981 11,330 69 11,261 #36 boy name
1982 10,871 69 10,802 #36 boy name
1983 10,636 86 10,550 #40 boy name
1984 10,686 73 10,613 #38 boy name
1985 10,735 89 10,646 #40 boy name
1986 10,058 63 9,995 #43 boy name
1987 9,968 62 9,906 #45 boy name
1988 10,191 44 10,147 #44 boy name
1989 10,944 43 10,901 #43 boy name
1990 10,959 25 10,934 #44 boy name
1991 10,521 28 10,493 #42 boy name
1992 10,166 20 10,146 #44 boy name
1993 10,217 27 10,190 #41 boy name
1994 10,416 34 10,382 #40 boy name
1995 10,323 19 10,304 #39 boy name
1996 10,306 24 10,282 #37 boy name
1997 10,454 15 10,439 #34 boy name
1998 11,592 9 11,583 #34 boy name
1999 12,551 19 12,532 #32 boy name
2000 13,047 15 13,032 #30 boy name
2001 12,659 18 12,641 #31 boy name
2002 13,248 29 13,219 #28 boy name
2003 13,683 26 13,657 #26 boy name
2004 14,683 62 14,621 #20 boy name
2005 14,383 32 14,351 #20 boy name
2006 14,292 22 14,270 #23 boy name
2007 13,602 18 13,584 #24 boy name
2008 13,264 14 13,250 #21 boy name
2009 12,130 17 12,113 #25 boy name
2010 11,376 9 11,367 #27 boy name
2011 10,507 11 10,496 #28 boy name
2012 10,422 16 10,406 #29 boy name
2013 9,699 9 9,690 #31 boy name
2014 8,946 9 8,937 #38 boy name
2015 8,538 8 8,530 #38 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Nathan baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 528,780 babies born with the name Nathan in the United States. That's more than enough Nathans to occupy the country of Luxembourg with an estimated population of 511,800 (as of December 31, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 114 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Nathan" was in 2004 with a total of 14,621 babies. (That's a lot of baby Nathans)

According to the 1999 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nathan" ranks #35 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Maryland. Imagine that, 205 babies in Maryland have the same name as you in 1999. Across the entire United States a total of 12,551 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Nathan popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Nathan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Nathan as well as things modernly associated with the name Nathan such as celebrities named Nathan.

Origin and Meaning of Nathan

The name "Nathan" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "He Gave". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Nathan Fillion

Nathan Fillion is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1993 to present. Nathan was born in 1971 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.

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Nathan Lane

Nathan Lane is an actor and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1975 to present. Nathan was born in 1956 as Joseph Lane in Jersey City, New Jersey, U.S.

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Nathan Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest is a military person. Nathan was born in 1821 in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, U.S.

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George Burns

George Burns is an actor, comedian, and writer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1902 to 1996. George was born in 1896 as Nathan Birnbaum in New York, New York, U.S.

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Nathan West

Nathan West is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1994 to present. Nathan was born in 1978 as Nathan Luke West in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.

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Nathan Blake

Nathan Blake is a football biography. Nathan was born in 1972 in Cardiff, Wales.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Nathan

Nathan Andersen
Nathan Hale
Nathan Jones
Nathan Sykes
Nathan Associates
Nathan For You
Nathan Kress
Nathan Eovaldi

Alternative Meanings

N is for nice, need I say more?

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

T is for thoughtful, the caring you.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

N is for natural, the genuine side of you.

Your name in reverse order is "Nahtan". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nnatha". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Nathan born Jul 30, 2005

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I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Austria approximately on 1550. Your profession was chemist, alchemist, and poison manufacturer.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - to conquer jealousy and anger in yourself and then in those, who will select you as their guide. You should understand that these weaknesses are caused by fear and self-regret.

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