Nate Name Meaning & Origin

Nate

Pronunciation: NAYT (key)

Origin of the name Nathaniel:

Derived from the Hebrew nĕthan'ēl (gift of God). The name is borne in the Bible by a disciple of Jesus, one of those to whom Christ appeared after the resurrection. He is believed to be the same character as Bartholomew.

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I really don't like this nickname, or the name Nathan. Mabye it's because I've never met a likeable Nathan...

Personal experiences with the name Nate: | Edit

We just named the newest addition to our family Nate. Nate has a big brother Pete(almost two). We struggled to find a name with the same features and feeling of Pete. We like names that are familiar, not super popular, a name that is easily spelled and pronounced, and sounds like an athlete (my husbands #1 priority). We ended up loving Nate, it was suggested to us and we liked it so much we used it. Overall, Nate's name seems to be received well by people. We are big fans! It is really easy for our not even two year old big brother to say!

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Nater-bug, "Nate the Great", Naty, NATO, Natetucket, Patey

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