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in the U.S.
since 1880


Gender: Boy. Ranked #120 most popular

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What does the name "Nathan" mean?

Nathan (Hebrew): He Gave

The name "Nathan" is of Hebrew origin and it means "He Gave". It's a name commonly given to boys. There are 6 other names that are similar to this one.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

H is for handy, the helpful you.

A is for activities, for you have many.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

Your name in reverse order is "Nahtan". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Aannth". 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.

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


Want to know about the populiarty of Nathan? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 520,141 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 first appeared 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 1966 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nathan" is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 123 babies in California have the same name as you in 1966. Across the entire United States a total of 1,422 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

Where is the name Nathan popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Nathan in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the gulf coast area? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Nathan

Nathan Fillion

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


Nathan Lane

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


Nathan Jones

Nathan was born in 1970.


George Burns

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


Nathan West

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


Nathan Bedford Forrest

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


Past life for Nathan born May 17, 2006

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Australia approximately on 1700. Your profession was shepherd, horseman, and forester.

You were a person with huge energy, good in planning and supervising. If you were just a garbage-man, you were chief garbage-man. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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