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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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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 450 7 443
1932 485 0 485
1933 413 0 413
1934 469 0 469
1935 468 0 468
1936 463 0 463
1937 433 0 433
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 487 0 487
1946 558 0 558
1947 617 0 617
1948 619 0 619
1949 659 0 659
1950 752 0 752
1951 868 0 868
1952 850 0 850
1953 813 0 813
1954 960 0 960
1955 955 6 949
1956 1,095 0 1,095
1957 1,234 5 1,229
1958 1,252 11 1,241
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 1,549 5 1,544
1964 1,498 0 1,498
1965 1,428 8 1,420
1966 1,422 0 1,422
1967 1,442 7 1,435
1968 1,671 13 1,658
1969 1,923 12 1,911
1970 2,566 12 2,554
1971 3,073 18 3,055
1972 3,545 25 3,520 #79 boy name
1973 4,775 24 4,751 #63 boy name
1974 5,880 28 5,852 #52 boy name
1975 7,105 37 7,068 #45 boy name
1976 8,663 44 8,619 #39 boy name
1977 9,935 47 9,888 #36 boy name
1978 9,950 58 9,892 #36 boy name
1979 10,810 63 10,747 #37 boy name
1980 11,213 74 11,139 #36 boy name
1981 11,329 69 11,260 #36 boy name
1982 10,870 69 10,801 #36 boy name
1983 10,634 86 10,548 #40 boy name
1984 10,682 73 10,609 #38 boy name
1985 10,736 89 10,647 #40 boy name
1986 10,057 63 9,994 #43 boy name
1987 9,968 62 9,906 #45 boy name
1988 10,190 44 10,146 #44 boy name
1989 10,944 43 10,901 #43 boy name
1990 10,959 25 10,934 #44 boy name
1991 10,519 28 10,491 #42 boy name
1992 10,167 20 10,147 #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 10,305 24 10,281 #37 boy name
1997 10,452 15 10,437 #34 boy name
1998 11,592 9 11,583 #34 boy name
1999 12,551 19 12,532 #32 boy name
2000 13,046 15 13,031 #30 boy name
2001 12,658 18 12,640 #31 boy name
2002 13,250 29 13,221 #28 boy name
2003 13,682 26 13,656 #26 boy name
2004 14,683 62 14,621 #20 boy name
2005 14,379 32 14,347 #20 boy name
2006 14,290 22 14,268 #23 boy name
2007 13,600 18 13,582 #24 boy name
2008 13,262 14 13,248 #21 boy name
2009 12,128 17 12,111 #26 boy name
2010 11,374 9 11,365 #27 boy name
2011 10,500 11 10,489 #28 boy name
2012 10,412 16 10,396 #29 boy name
2013 9,685 9 9,676 #31 boy name
2014 8,910 8 8,902 #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 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 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nathan" ranks #44 in popularity as a baby boy's name in Arizona. Imagine that, 131 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 1980. Across the entire United States a total of 11,213 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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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.

Hebrew

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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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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Alternative Meanings

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for accepting, your forgiving nature.

T is for teacher, you truly are.

H is for hero, as you appear to many.

A is for accord, the harmony you spread.

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 "Atannh". 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 Sep 29, 2000

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 1300. Your profession was warrior, hunter, fisherman, and executor of sacrifices.

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.

Name poster for Nathan

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