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Nathanael

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1915 6 0 6
1916 6 0 6
1917 7 0 7
1922 5 0 5
1923 5 0 5
1925 7 0 7
1927 6 0 6
1930 9 0 9
1931 5 0 5
1932 11 0 11
1933 6 0 6
1935 8 0 8
1936 6 0 6
1938 5 0 5
1941 7 0 7
1943 7 0 7
1944 8 0 8
1945 7 0 7
1946 5 0 5
1947 9 0 9
1948 9 0 9
1949 11 0 11
1950 11 0 11
1951 10 0 10
1952 6 0 6
1953 7 0 7
1954 8 0 8
1955 7 0 7
1956 9 0 9
1957 6 0 6
1958 9 0 9
1959 5 0 5
1960 10 0 10
1961 10 0 10
1962 16 0 16
1963 8 0 8
1964 26 0 26
1965 10 0 10
1966 11 0 11
1967 23 0 23
1968 32 0 32
1969 27 0 27
1970 41 0 41
1971 61 0 61
1972 69 0 69
1973 100 0 100
1974 104 0 104
1975 163 0 163
1976 199 0 199
1977 218 0 218
1978 262 0 262
1979 280 0 280
1980 348 0 348
1981 328 5 323
1982 369 0 369
1983 356 0 356
1984 350 0 350
1985 352 0 352
1986 394 0 394
1987 313 7 306
1988 354 0 354
1989 359 0 359
1990 355 0 355
1991 384 0 384
1992 407 0 407
1993 428 0 428
1994 404 0 404
1995 476 0 476
1996 465 0 465
1997 523 0 523
1998 600 0 600
1999 564 0 564
2000 609 0 609
2001 543 0 543
2002 538 0 538
2003 536 0 536
2004 593 0 593
2005 575 0 575
2006 592 0 592
2007 596 0 596
2008 531 0 531
2009 583 0 583
2010 475 0 475
2011 433 0 433
2012 438 0 438
2013 467 0 467
2014 472 0 472
2015 475 0 475

Want to know about the popularity of the Nathanael baby name? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,488 babies born with the name Nathanael in the United States. That's more than enough Nathanaels to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Nathanael" was in 2000 with a total of 609 babies.

According to the 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Nathanael" is not a popular baby boy's name in Pennsylvania. Imagine that, only 12 babies in Pennsylvania have the same name as you in 2014. Across the entire United States a total of only 472 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Nathanael popular?

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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Nathanael" mean? The list below shows the origins of Nathanael as well as things modernly associated with the name Nathanael such as celebrities named Nathanael.

Origin and Meaning of Nathanael

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

Other Inspirations for the Name Nathanael

Nathanael Bennett
Nathanael Greene
Nathanael Massey
Nathanael West
Nathanael Johnson Grist
Nathanael Kapner
Nathanael Hasselbeck

Alternative Meanings

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

A is for absolute, for you know your mind.

T is for tried, tried and true you.

H is for heart, warm and loving.

A is for activities, for you have many.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

A is for agreeable, the best side of you!

E is for endear, all those you touch.

L is for listen, one of your best traits.

Your name in reverse order is "Leanahtan". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Natalhaen". 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 Nathanael born Aug 14, 1979

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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 Africa approximately on 1725. Your profession was dancer, singer, and actor.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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