Nathan Name Meaning & Origin

Nathan

Pronunciation: NAY-thən (key)

Origin of the name Nathan:

Derived from the Hebrew nāthān (gift). The name is borne in the Bible by a prophet who rebuked King David for the death of Uriah, which enabled the king to marry Bathsheba, Uriah's wife.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Nat, Natan, Nate

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Comments and insights on the name Nathan: | Edit

My brothers name is Nathan. He trys to act funny and he's a smart-aleck. But he's lovable in a different kind of way.

I have a baby cousin named Nathan and he's by far one of the cutest baby boys I've ever known. He's incredibly sweet and smiley, though I won't deny the fat thing. He's a very chubby baby. I do, however, know several other Nathans, all of whom are either normal-sized or stick thin. So I don't know; I guess it's more the person than the name.

My cousin's name is Nathan and he's very cute, but he's got an ego as big as his head. He's smart, sensitive and caring when he wants to be though. He goes by Nate usually and he acts annoyed when his sister or I call him 'Nathan' or 'Nathaniel' but I think he secretly likes it.

i have a friend named nathan and hes not like any other guy i meant hes more girly that manly :)

Personal experiences with the name Nathan: | Edit

I am about to marry a Nathan this coming August so from personal experience my fiance and the two other Nathan's I've had contact with in my life are very sweet, sensitive, and soft spoken men. They tend to be voracious readers, love computers and technology in general, movies, cooking, and the outdoors. They try to put off a manly man vibe but are realy softies at heart.
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My son's name is Nathan. He's almost 8. He absolutely hates it when people call him Nathaniel by mistake. His grandpa calls him Natedog, and thankfully he hates it as much as I do. He has a twin brother named James, and a little sister named Sadie.

My father is named Nathan Andrew. He goes by Andy though (most people don't even know his name is Nathan)

Nicknames for Nathan: | Edit

Nateo, Long Dong, Nat, Nate, Ney, Nath, Hanny, Nate Dog, NayNay, Theusmellthis

Where do you get Nate-Dog? How about Nate-Bird?

My soon-to-be-husbands mother has always called him just Na, especially when she's busy or stressed, now I find my self calling him it all the time.

Meanings and history of the name Nathan: | Edit

Nathan is of Hebrew origin.
Meanings: 'God has given'
Biblical: Nathan was God's prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon

Famous real-life people named Nathan: | Edit

Nathan Travis Owens known on youtube, from the channels, DesandNate Ahoynateo, NatesGotGame, and Separated By Few.
Nathan Lane, actor
Nathan Hale, patriot
Nathan Fillion, Canadian actor
Nathan "Nate" Mendel, Foo Fighters Bassist
Nathan Karl Kress, American actor, director, and former professional child model

Nathan in song, story & screen: | Edit

Nathan Detroit, from "Guys and Dolls"
Nathan Scott, character on "One Tree Hill"
Nathan Petrelli, character on "Heroes"
Nathan Drake, the main character (treasure hunter) in the Uncharted video games.
Nathan Griffin "The Ghost Bird" series
Nathan Byrn, from "Half Bad" books by Sally Green
Nathan Ford from the TV show "Leverage"
Nathan Wournos from the TV show "Haven"

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