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Nathaniel

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 60 0 60
1881 48 0 48
1882 57 0 57
1883 49 0 49
1884 56 0 56
1885 54 0 54
1886 59 0 59
1887 57 0 57
1888 63 0 63
1889 48 0 48
1890 75 0 75
1891 46 0 46
1892 78 0 78
1893 58 0 58
1894 77 0 77
1895 72 0 72
1896 73 0 73
1897 43 0 43
1898 90 0 90
1899 72 0 72
1900 118 0 118
1901 92 0 92
1902 88 0 88
1903 105 0 105
1904 105 0 105
1905 117 0 117
1906 101 0 101
1907 124 0 124
1908 150 0 150
1909 143 0 143
1910 232 0 232
1911 207 0 207
1912 356 0 356
1913 337 0 337
1914 470 0 470
1915 559 5 554
1916 590 0 590
1917 646 6 640
1918 661 0 661
1919 755 7 748
1920 837 0 837
1921 749 0 749
1922 799 0 799
1923 721 0 721
1924 809 8 801
1925 819 10 809
1926 827 6 821
1927 779 10 769
1928 739 12 727
1929 769 7 762
1930 760 7 753
1931 665 5 660
1932 788 8 780
1933 737 8 729
1934 790 8 782
1935 754 7 747
1936 745 8 737
1937 710 5 705
1938 748 0 748
1939 774 5 769
1940 844 11 833
1941 834 5 829
1942 847 5 842
1943 845 6 839
1944 873 9 864
1945 853 0 853
1946 986 10 976
1947 1,109 6 1,103
1948 1,169 11 1,158
1949 1,201 8 1,193
1950 1,239 14 1,225
1951 1,258 11 1,247
1952 1,267 13 1,254
1953 1,280 12 1,268
1954 1,238 11 1,227
1955 1,347 13 1,334
1956 1,314 11 1,303
1957 1,278 16 1,262
1958 1,123 16 1,107
1959 1,165 11 1,154
1960 1,153 8 1,145
1961 1,059 9 1,050
1962 1,092 8 1,084
1963 1,032 6 1,026
1964 1,032 8 1,024
1965 1,084 13 1,071
1966 917 13 904
1967 987 10 977
1968 935 11 924
1969 1,010 17 993
1970 1,147 11 1,136
1971 1,227 15 1,212
1972 1,221 12 1,209
1973 1,414 21 1,393
1974 1,622 12 1,610
1975 1,990 30 1,960
1976 2,220 8 2,212
1977 2,519 22 2,497
1978 2,948 21 2,927 #94 boy name
1979 3,067 26 3,041 #95 boy name
1980 3,520 28 3,492 #86 boy name
1981 3,746 26 3,720 #80 boy name
1982 3,970 34 3,936 #75 boy name
1983 3,671 30 3,641 #79 boy name
1984 3,627 26 3,601 #80 boy name
1985 4,025 25 4,000 #77 boy name
1986 4,068 37 4,031 #78 boy name
1987 4,077 31 4,046 #78 boy name
1988 4,077 22 4,055 #81 boy name
1989 4,132 15 4,117 #84 boy name
1990 4,358 16 4,342 #86 boy name
1991 4,376 8 4,368 #84 boy name
1992 4,700 13 4,687 #79 boy name
1993 4,862 9 4,853 #75 boy name
1994 5,039 10 5,029 #78 boy name
1995 5,216 13 5,203 #73 boy name
1996 5,426 7 5,419 #69 boy name
1997 5,780 6 5,774 #65 boy name
1998 6,436 9 6,427 #60 boy name
1999 6,474 12 6,462 #62 boy name
2000 6,812 14 6,798 #61 boy name
2001 6,660 17 6,643 #61 boy name
2002 6,825 16 6,809 #62 boy name
2003 6,670 5 6,665 #63 boy name
2004 6,701 35 6,666 #68 boy name
2005 6,685 7 6,678 #69 boy name
2006 6,628 8 6,620 #69 boy name
2007 6,064 9 6,055 #82 boy name
2008 5,855 8 5,847 #77 boy name
2009 5,429 9 5,420 #75 boy name
2010 5,100 6 5,094 #82 boy name
2011 4,980 13 4,967 #84 boy name
2012 4,771 0 4,771 #84 boy name
2013 4,518 6 4,512 #91 boy name
2014 4,288 0 4,288 #94 boy name
2015 4,176 0 4,176 #97 boy name

Want to know about the popularity of the Nathaniel baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 257,998 babies born with the name Nathaniel in the United States. That's more than enough Nathaniels to occupy the country of Vanuatu with an estimated population of 252,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 60 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Nathaniel" was in 2002 with a total of 6,809 babies. (That's a lot of baby Nathaniels)

According to the 1955 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nathaniel" ranks #93 in popularity as a baby boy's name in District of Columbia. Imagine that, 34 babies in District of Columbia have the same name as you in 1955. Across the entire United States a total of 1,347 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 "Nathaniel" mean? The list below shows the origins of Nathaniel as well as things modernly associated with the name Nathaniel such as celebrities named Nathaniel.

Origin and Meaning of Nathaniel

The name "Nathaniel" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Gift of God". It's a name commonly given to boys.

Nathaniel Buzolic

Nathaniel Buzolic is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Nathaniel was born in 1983 in Sydney, Australia.

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Nathaniel Parker

Nathaniel Parker is an actor with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1988 to present. Nathaniel was born in 1962 in London, England.

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Nat Wolff

Nat Wolff is an actor, musician, singer-songwriter, and composer with the most prominent portion of his career being from 2 to present. Nat was born in 1994 as Nathaniel Marvin Wolff in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Nat King Cole

Nat King Cole is a vocalist and pianist with the most prominent portion of his career being from 1935 to 1965. Nat was born in 1919 as Nathaniel Adams Coles.

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Nathaniel Banks

Nathaniel Banks is an officeholder. Nathaniel was born in 1816 as Nathaniel Prentice Banks in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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Other Inspirations for the Name Nathaniel

Nathaniel Bacon
Nathaniel Greene
Nathaniel Hawthorne
Nathaniel Clyne
Nathaniel Koloc
Nathaniel Rateliff
Nathaniel Sackett
Nathaniel Hendren

Alternative Meanings

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

A is for able, for you surely are.

T is for tender, loving nature.

H is for happy, your wonderful laugh.

A is for acquaintance, the many friends you know.

N is for nice, need I say more?

I is for impressive, your list of qualities.

E is for endear, all those you touch.

L is for luster, your shine.

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

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Past life for Nathaniel born Jan 9, 1926

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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 Borneo approximately on 575. Your profession was librarian, priest, and keeper of tribal relics.

You were a seeker of truth and wisdom. You could have seen your future lives. Others perceived you as an idealist illuminating path to the future. Your lesson - to develop kind attitude to people, to acquire gift of understanding and compassion.

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