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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb Nat
Not.
Nat
Not at; nor at.

Etymology: For ne at

Wiktionary

Borrowing from Burmese နတ် (nat).

  1. A spirit in Burmese mythology, whose cult is followed alongside Buddhism.

Reduced form of naught.

Abbreviation of natural logarithm.

  1. logarithmic unit of information or entropy, based on natural logarithms

    nat was also found in the following language(s): Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Latin, Lojban, Middle English, Old Swedish, Romanian, and Tzotzil

    Notable Persons Named Nat

    Nat was born Nat Turner on October 2nd, 1800 in Southampton County, Virginia, United States. He breathed his last breath on November 11th, 1831.

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    Nat King Cole was a vocal jazz, swing music, and traditional pop music musician. He plays Piano, vocals, organ, melodica, and Organ (music). His ongoing career started in 1935. Nat was given the name Nathaniel Adams Coles on March 17th, 1919 in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S. Nat is also known as Nat Cole. He passed away on February 15th, 1965.

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    Nat Wolff is a pop music, rock music, and independent music musician. He was most prominent from 2003 to present. Nat was given the name Nathaniel Marvin Wolff on December 17th, 1994 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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    Nat Faxon is an actor, comedian, and screenwriter. His ongoing career started in 1999. Nat was born on October 11th, 1975 in Boston.

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    Nat Hentoff is a columnist, historian, novelist, and music critic. Nat was given the name Nathan Irving Hentoff on June 10th, 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.

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    Nat Adderley was a hard bop and soul jazz musician. He plays Cornet and trumpet. He holds the title The Other Side sample. Nat was given the name Nathaniel Adderley on November 25th, 1931 in Tampa, Florida, United States. He left this life on January 2nd, 2000.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Nat

    Marie-José Nat is an actor, television program, actress, and series. She was most prominent from 1956 to present. Marie-José was given the name Marie-José Benhalassa on April 22nd, 1940 in Bonifacio, Corse-du-Sud.

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    Yves was born on December 29th, 1890. He breathed his last breath on August 31st, 1956.

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    He holds the title FIDE Master and FIDE titles. Nicholas was born Nicholas van der Nat on October 1st, 1979 in Kimberley, Northern Cape, South Africa.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1880 14 0 14
    1881 14 0 14
    1882 7 0 7
    1883 13 0 13
    1884 8 0 8
    1885 15 0 15
    1886 9 0 9
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    1888 12 0 12
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    1890 14 0 14
    1891 12 0 12
    1892 16 0 16
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    1894 18 0 18
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    1896 6 0 6
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    1898 15 0 15
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    1900 18 0 18
    1901 11 0 11
    1902 7 0 7
    1903 14 0 14
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    1906 12 0 12
    1907 12 0 12
    1908 16 0 16
    1909 16 0 16
    1910 20 0 20
    1911 29 0 29
    1912 49 0 49
    1913 36 0 36
    1914 42 0 42
    1915 61 0 61
    1916 51 0 51
    1917 56 0 56
    1918 48 0 48
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    1920 43 0 43
    1921 40 0 40
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    1923 35 0 35
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    1925 29 0 29
    1926 32 0 32
    1927 36 0 36
    1928 22 0 22
    1929 34 0 34
    1930 31 0 31
    1931 26 0 26
    1932 28 0 28
    1933 21 0 21
    1934 25 0 25
    1935 21 0 21
    1936 20 0 20
    1937 25 0 25
    1938 22 0 22
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    1941 24 0 24
    1942 24 0 24
    1943 21 0 21
    1944 23 0 23
    1945 17 0 17
    1946 20 0 20
    1947 28 0 28
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    1950 18 0 18
    1951 15 0 15
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    1953 24 0 24
    1954 16 0 16
    1955 22 0 22
    1956 17 0 17
    1957 28 0 28
    1958 24 0 24
    1959 34 0 34
    1960 30 0 30
    1961 23 0 23
    1962 13 0 13
    1963 21 0 21
    1964 26 0 26
    1965 17 0 17
    1966 15 0 15
    1967 10 0 10
    1968 15 0 15
    1969 14 0 14
    1970 17 0 17
    1971 20 0 20
    1972 8 0 8
    1973 19 0 19
    1974 13 0 13
    1976 7 0 7
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    1982 9 0 9
    1984 8 0 8
    1987 5 0 5
    1991 6 0 6
    1992 5 0 5
    1996 6 0 6
    2002 5 0 5

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    Popularity of Nat as a first name

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    • Johnson
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    • Miller
    • Lewis
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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Nat U.S.
      White 48.16% 64.26%
      African American 2.45% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 41.63% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 5.31% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Nat

    People with the last name Nat are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Nat

    • How Popular is the name Nat? Nat is the 6,465th most popular name of all time. As a last name Nat was the 78,040th most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Nat have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 2,158 babies born with the first name Nat in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nat to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nat? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 14 new born babies.
    • When was Nat first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nat is Tuesday, January 18th, 1870.
    • What year had the most people named Nat born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nat was in 1915 with a total of 61 babies.
    • Random Nat Factoid: According to the 1946 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nat is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1946.
    • Weird things about the name Nat: Your name in reverse order is Tan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tna. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Nat? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 245 people with the last name Nat.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Nat? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Nat as their last name since less than 1 person in 1.3m people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
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