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520k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Nathan

  • Gender: Boy
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: He Gave
  • #120 All Time
  • #38 in 2014
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< 1k Natania (Hebrew)

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



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YearTotal Babies BornGirls BornBoys BornRanking
18801140114
188191091
18821130113
188393093
18841000100
18851030103
18861360136
18871060106
18881290129
18891210121
18901100110
18911060106
18921440144
18931140114
18941270127
18951190119
18961100110
18971390139
189899099
18991120112
19001860186
19011310131
19021430143
19031460146
19041310131
19051680168
19061480148
19071760176
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19102450245
19113480348
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19324850485
19334130413
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19354680468
19364630463
19374330433
19385160516
19394757468
19404970497
19415280528
19425220522
19435875582
19445060506
19454870487
19465580558
19476170617
19486190619
19496590659
19507520752
19518680868
19528500850
19538130813
19549600960
19559556949
19561,09501,095
19571,23451,229
19581,252111,241
19591,38491,375
19601,63271,625
19611,49781,489
19621,53951,534
19631,54951,544
19641,49801,498
19651,42881,420
19661,42201,422
19671,44271,435
19681,671131,658
19691,923121,911
19702,566122,554
19713,073183,055
19723,545253,520#79 boy name
19734,775244,751#63 boy name
19745,880285,852#52 boy name
19757,105377,068#45 boy name
19768,663448,619#39 boy name
19779,935479,888#36 boy name
19789,950589,892#36 boy name
197910,8106310,747#37 boy name
198011,2137411,139#36 boy name
198111,3296911,260#36 boy name
198210,8706910,801#36 boy name
198310,6348610,548#40 boy name
198410,6827310,609#38 boy name
198510,7368910,647#40 boy name
198610,057639,994#43 boy name
19879,968629,906#45 boy name
198810,1904410,146#44 boy name
198910,9444310,901#43 boy name
199010,9592510,934#44 boy name
199110,5192810,491#42 boy name
199210,1672010,147#44 boy name
199310,2172710,190#41 boy name
199410,4163410,382#40 boy name
199510,3231910,304#39 boy name
199610,3052410,281#37 boy name
199710,4521510,437#34 boy name
199811,592911,583#34 boy name
199912,5511912,532#32 boy name
200013,0461513,031#30 boy name
200112,6581812,640#31 boy name
200213,2502913,221#28 boy name
200313,6822613,656#26 boy name
200414,6836214,621#20 boy name
200514,3793214,347#20 boy name
200614,2902214,268#23 boy name
200713,6001813,582#24 boy name
200813,2621413,248#21 boy name
200912,1281712,111#26 boy name
201011,374911,365#27 boy name
201110,5001110,489#28 boy name
201210,4121610,396#29 boy name
20139,68599,676#31 boy name
20148,91088,902#38 boy name

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 1988 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nathan" ranks #21 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Montana. Imagine that, 63 babies in Montana have the same name as you in 1988. Across the entire United States a total of 10,190 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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 name, a pleasant one indeed.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

T is for talent, hidden or not.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for admirable, you certainly are!

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 "Nathna". 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.

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 south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Celebrities named Nathan

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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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 Bedford Forrest

Nathan Bedford Forrest is a military person. Nathan was born in 1821 in Chapel Hill, Tennessee, 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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Past life for Nathan born May 12, 1982

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 Portugal approximately on 700. Your profession was monk, bee-keeper, and lone gunman.

As an inquisitive and inventive person, you liked to get to the very bottom of things and to rummage in books. Talent for drama, natural born actor. There is the invisible connection between material and spiritual world. Your lesson - to search, to find and to use this bridge.

Name poster for Nathan

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