Nathanael

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Nathanael

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

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Hebrew נְתַנְאֵל (literally “God has given”).

  1. An Apostle in the Gospel of John; usually identified with Bartholomew.
  2. A male given name; more common in the form Nathaniel.

Nathanael was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Nathanael

Nathanael Greene is a military person. His military service ended in 1783.

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Nathanael was given the name Milton L. Kapner on September 5th, 1950 in Pittsburgh. Nathanael is also known as Milton Kapner.

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Nathanael West was a writer. Nathanael was given the name Nathan Weinstein on October 17th, 1903 in New York City, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 22nd, 1940.

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The Lord Wei is a member of the house of lords, social entrepreneurship, and house of lords. The was given the name Nathanael Ming-Yan Wei on January 19th, 1977 in Watford.

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Nathanael Greene Herreshoff was a naval architect-mechanical engineer. Nathanael was born on March 18th, 1848 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Nathanael is also known as Nickname: Captain Nat. He left this life on June 2nd, 1938.

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Nathanaël Berthon is an athlete for the Team Lazarus. Nathanaël was born on July 1st, 1989 in Romagnat, France.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Nathanael

Elena Nathanael was an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1963 to 2007. Elena was given the name Eleni Delivassili-Nathanael on January 19th, 1947 in Athens. She breathed her last breath on March 4th, 2008.

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Edmund was born on December 18th, 1889 in Dielsdorf. He passed away on May 11th, 1917.

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Nathanaël was given the name Nathalie Stephens in 1970 in Montreal. Nathanaël is also known as Stephens, Nathalie; Stephens, and Nathanael; N S.

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Eliza was born on May 27th, 1973.

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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 103 0 103
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 355 0 355
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 593 0 593
2007 596 0 596
2008 531 0 531
2009 584 0 584
2010 475 0 475
2011 433 0 433
2012 438 0 438
2013 468 0 468
2014 474 0 474
2015 477 0 477
2016 423 0 423

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Fun Facts about the name Nathanael

  • How Popular is the name Nathanael? Nathanael is the 1,706th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nathanael have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 18,918 babies born with the first name Nathanael in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nathanael to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nathanael? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nathanael first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nathanael is Thursday, March 15th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Nathanael born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nathanael was in 2000 with a total of 609 babies.
  • Random Nathanael Factoid: According to the 1979 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nathanael is not a popular baby boy's name in New Jersey. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New Jersey have the same name as you in 1979.
  • Weird things about the name Nathanael: Your name in reverse order is Leanahtan. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aeltannha. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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