Nathaniel Name Meaning & Origin

Nathaniel

Pronunciation: nə-THAN-yəl (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.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Nathaniel: | Edit

This was my first choice of names if I had a boy first. Talking to my mother I discovered that she was going to name me, the eldest, Nathaniel if I had been a boy!

Personal experiences with the name Nathaniel: | Edit

My baby brother's name is Nathaniel. We all call him Baby Nate and when he gets older we will just call him Nate. His middle name is Charles. I really love this name. There is also a boy in my grade called Nathan but his real name is Nathaniel.

My sons name is Nathaniel, he is 4 yrs old we call him Nate Nathan, some call him Nat. Ive always loved this name, his middle name is Steven so i call him that as well, he loves his name, hes always letting everyone know his name is Nathaniel lol

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Meanings and history of the name Nathaniel: | Edit

Gift of God

Famous real-life people named Nathaniel: | Edit

Nathaniel Bowditch, American mathematician and the founder of modern maritime navigation
Nathaniel "Nat King" Cole, American jazz singer and pianist
Nathaniel Hawthorne, American author (The Scarlet Letter)
Nathaniel "Nate" Novarro, drummer of the band Cobra Starship
Nathaniel Bacon, leader of "Bacon's Rebellion"
Nathaniel Buzolic, Aussi actor
Rebel slave Nat turner

Nathaniel in song, story & screen: | Edit

Nathaniel 'Nate' Fisher, character on the television show Six Feet Under.
Nathaniel 'Nate' Archibald, character from the Gossip Girl books and television series.
Nathaniel Pierce, character from Rebel Spirits by Lois Ruby(a book)
Nathaniel 'Nate', character in Zombie Dog (a book)
Sir Nathaniel in shakespears Love

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