Nathaniel: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Nathaniel

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.

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N, Nate, Nat, Than, Nathan, Tate

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Gift of God

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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"

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Nathaniel 'Nate' Fisher, character on the television show Six Feet Under.
Nathaniel 'Nate' Archibald, character from the Gossip Girl books and television series.

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