Nathan meaning

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Nathan Name Information

Gender 🧑 Boy
Pronunciation 📣 \nay-thin\
Number of People 👶 557,000
Rate in 2021 85
Numerology 🔢 22
Name origin 🌍 Hebrew
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Nathan Name Meaning

The name Nathan holds a deep and meaningful significance. Derived from the Hebrew language, Nathan means "gift" or "given by God." This powerful name carries with it a sense of purpose and destiny.

Those who bear the name Nathan often possess qualities such as kindness, generosity, and a strong sense of empathy. They have a natural ability to connect with others on a deep level and bring comfort to those around them.

Throughout history, individuals named Nathan have made significant contributions to various fields such as literature, music, science, and leadership. Their innate creativity and intellectual curiosity drive them to excel in their chosen endeavors.

If you are fortunate enough to know someone named Nathan, consider yourself blessed. Their presence in your life is indeed a gift from above. Embrace their warmth, compassion, and unwavering support as they guide you through life's journey.

In conclusion, the name Nathan embodies the essence of divine bestowal. It represents the power of giving and serves as a reminder that we are all capable of making a positive impact in this world.

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Dimiunatives of the name Nathan

If we talk about variations of the name Nathan, we must mention the name Natán (or Natan without accent in other countries of the world), the Spanish version of this international name. As for diminutives of the name Nathan, it should be noted:




The name Nathan in other languages

Spanish: Nathan

French: Nathan

English: Nathan or Neythan

Portuguese: Nata

The personality of the name Nathan

The Nathans tend to be sensitive, reserved, and even shy men on certain occasions. They do not feel comfortable being the center of attention and often prefer to spend time alone, reflecting and exploring new ways of creating from solitude.

Although they are indeed people who find it difficult to reach their full potential, they are hard workers and exceptionally loyal. They are attracted to the artistic world and prefer to be surrounded by few friends whom they can trust to be themselves. Men named Nathan stand out for their great intelligence, and they are drawn to decode the great mysteries of life.

Celebrities name Nathan

Nathan Sykes – British singer and songwriter.

Nathan Kress – American actor, singer, model, and film director.

Nathan Lane: American actor and comedian.

Nathan Fillion – Canadian-American actor best known for his starring role in the series Castle.

Saint Nathan's Day

Saint Nathan's Day is celebrated on August 24.

Numerology Of The Name Nathan

According to numerology, the number associated with the name Nathan is 22, one of the master numbers along with 11 and 33.

The popularity of the first name Nathan

Although it is a very popular name in English-speaking countries, in Spain it is a fairly unknown name. There are currently 865 men named Nathan in Spain, with the average age of these boys being 9.6 years. Through this data, we can assume that it is a very young name that has recently begun to gain popularity, so it would not be surprising that at one time there were more boys named Nathan in our country.

The municipalities with the most boys named Nathan are Tarragona, Las Palmas, and Santa Cruz de Tenerife.

General characteristics of the most famous person named Nathan:

They are characterized by being extroverted, very sociable, and eager for people's attention. That is why they are usually in careers that involve fame and attracting the attention of the general public. They are not afraid to speak their minds, even if it gets them into trouble. They are brave, daring, and willing to fight for what they want

The name Nathan in other languages
Espanol: Natan
French: Natan
English: Nathan or Neythan
Portuguese: Natã

Saint of Nathan's Day
Saint of Nathan's Day is celebrated on August 24.

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01/14/2024 00:00:00

I wouldn't want to go by any other name:) plus being a gift from God is nice:P

01/14/2024 00:00:00

My two week old son is named Nathan James. I love the name Nathan, its one of those names that ages well and is very strong and handsome. So far everyone has given us compliments on it.

01/11/2024 23:48:36

I'm latin and so my husband, and my son was born in this country.So to celebrate it we decided to give him an american name as his first name.We chose Nathan not only because It'sounds good, and sophisticated but because of It's meaning and relation to the bible.

01/01/2024 19:35:18

Nathan is probably the best name in the world. It pwnz0rs n00bz. I would say Nathan is one of the few remaining 1337 names.

12/20/2023 16:03:02

This name is rock'n ma socks its my but sniffin cuzins name'she's weird but shes funny cuz she lafs alot

12/16/2023 15:56:56

Hey, My name's nathan and its pretty cool being called Nathan because Hardly any people are called that .Other than that People Spell it Nathen.

12/15/2023 20:33:08


12/15/2023 11:44:08

It's the name I was given by my parents. It means "gift of God". i've been called Nate and Nate-dog, and I don't mind. I always introduce myself as Nathan, never as Nate but it happens and I just accept it. Part of being cool, I guess...

12/11/2023 21:55:12

Ive only met one person named Nathan, that was his given name and was not a nickname or shortenization on Nathanial. I did always like the name Nathan

12/10/2023 22:42:10

Oh, how I love this name. Probably because I adore my little brother Nathan (b. 1985). Everyone else does, too. In fact, i've never met a Nathan that I didn't like. And I love the way little kids who can't make the th sound pernounce it "Nay-phen."

12/06/2023 10:33:06

We have a 3yo Nathan. I think it's a great alternative to the more popular Ethan (which had been our first choice until 3 people we knew decided to name their baby's Ethan). We also have a Jacob, Benjamin, and an upcoming Caleb (I love hearing sibling name combos!).

11/16/2023 03:34:40

aww my baby cousin is named nathan but we call him nate for short and i absolutley adore him and he'so freakin cute

11/14/2023 21:53:42

My husband and I went to visit his grandmother 4.5 years ago and on that day she asked me when will we have a baby I told her we were not ready financialy she told me she would help, sadly she passed away that day. I was on the pill for years and 1 year after her death I found out I was preggies. She was the most wonderful person I have ever met in my life and she was so close to God in her life. I still think she pulled a few strings where she is and today smiling down on us as we have the most beautiful son whom we named Nathan he is our little gift from God. I think a person should name a baby not only on meaning and the name, but that has a story behind.

11/11/2023 14:50:20

My baby'son, born on 17th July is names Nathan. I'm a UK national living near London, and Nathan is really popular as a name here. Nice to have such fI'm Christian roots too :)

11/06/2023 20:48:36

my mom is a member of Jewish group and a baby was born named Nathan. We were searching for the meaning of the name. We are located in Amsterdam The Netherlands

11/05/2023 05:08:06

I had 8 miscarriages before my son was born, so Nathan was an extremely appropriate name for It's meaning. This is the child God has given us. We often call him Nate.

10/31/2023 17:34:18

Often got 'Nathan Jones you've been gone too long' sung at me at school ....... However, you can't fault the 'god has given' translation. Beat that!!

10/16/2023 03:44:42

My son was also born in 2015 and we had the'same thing happen'that we didn't know how popular it was going to be! We still love it though, I often call him "Nathe" where I would assume most people would say "Nate" The other name we were considering at the time was Nolan :-)

10/13/2023 18:08:34

love this name even'though It's becoming quite popular ah, mom of three

10/02/2023 16:28:02

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10/01/2023 03:26:14

If I have a son one day I want to name him Nathan Grant (Grant after my fiance).

09/30/2023 23:54:38

My grandmother named me Nathan after the prophet in the bible...the name'suggests we are God's Gift...what else can I say about that❤️❤️

09/23/2023 20:16:46

Its ace!!! the meaning however is frequently mistaken as meaning 'gift from god' whilst the correct meaning is 'giving god' thats what i am. it would be impossible for me to be a gift from god when I'm infact god himself, i am very generous howeversharing my beuty and wisedom with the world

09/20/2023 09:24:10

My son's name and middle names are Nathan Jack Edwards (not posting surname obviously) it was the first boy's name we liked when we found out we were having a boy

09/17/2023 09:06:22

my brothe's name is Nathen with an e mine is hailey

09/11/2023 23:47:42

I know this really cute, hot guy whose name is Nathan. I think It's an amazing name and I'm kind of in love with him.

09/10/2023 04:17:58

When I was little, I wanted my mom to change the'spelling of my name which is Cara (pronounced Car-uh) to be spelled with a "K". This was because all the little girls in my class had names that'started with a "K". They were the popular girls (Karen, Katie). But now that I am an adult, I absolutely love the that it is spelled with a "C". Everyone on this site is right. It is classier, more graceful and sophisticated when it is spelled with a "C". With all the "Karas" with a "K", I am glad to be the only one in my town who spells it with a "C".

08/31/2023 12:07:38

i've recently met quite a few Nathans in college, before then I only knew a couple. People often spell it with an "en". I like the name, and It's meaning. I also like Nate, so I never'specify what people should call me. Just whichever one they feel comfortable with is fine.

08/24/2023 12:01:22

this is my son's name. It is a family name (my dad's and great-grandfather), both from Norway. People in the US will sometimes say "hands" and spell it Hanz. Go figure!

08/20/2023 20:26:38

It is a very good name. I don't like it however when people assume it is short for Nathaniel. Lots of people misspell it. I dont know why.

08/20/2023 17:30:18

My husband and I tried to have a child for 4 years and finally had our first son Nathan :) I truly believe he is my gift from God. I have three amazing, gorgeous sons now, Nathan Jacob Harrison, Hayden Ethan Harrison, and Tristan Daniel Harrison.

08/08/2023 00:09:16

I am going to name my baby Nathan due in August. I think it is a great name with a great meaning.

08/06/2023 09:21:40

I love the name Nathan, but I can't stand "Nate" and I just know if we name our son Nathan, it'll become Nate eventually. So we've chosen Nathan for our son's middle name. He'll be LI'm Nathan. That way It's still incorporated without the'shortened nick-name!

07/31/2023 00:49:58

im thinking of calling baby nathan but not sure on a middle name. Nathan scott maybe❤️❤️ my sur name is bryan

07/14/2023 13:15:30

this name has been a bit of a hindrance. people always pronounce it fal-en and because It's a surname it causes lots of confusion. I like being unique however and the name fallon certainly gives me that!

07/06/2023 14:49:06

my brothe's name is nathan. he was also named from a man in the bible. i don't know if he likes it or not. but i bet he doesn't really care. every one tries to call him nathanial, but he just goes by nate-dog.

07/05/2023 08:32:52

I am named Nathan. I hate being called Nate or Nathaniel. If some think It's ordinary then so be it. Bosses don't higher'shaunquishas and Darniques anyway.

06/23/2023 09:42:44

My names nathan lalor and someone mentioned they are naming theyre son lI'm nathan ...funny cause my sons name is lein nathaniel lalor and you named yours almist same as mine

06/17/2023 09:42:24

love it my lil bro's name is nathan but i call him nate and bear just causen'thin 2 do with his name just cause i love ya nate,sissy

06/10/2023 20:10:56

I named my son Nathan in 2015 because I had never met one and I thought it was traditional and safe. Turns out, there were 3 other Nathans born in that hospital on that day. Guess I should have checked popularity charts first. On the bright side, most Nathans are actually Nathanials, I know this because everyone calls my son Nathanial, and that's not his name.

06/06/2023 06:51:20

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06/05/2023 04:41:58

really dont like this name i know a few people with kids named nathan n i really dont like it, you cant pick a name based on meaning alone

06/02/2023 15:16:36

I am expecting a baby and was experimenting with names and its the only name that'sound right for my son. MH

05/28/2023 12:43:30

Well my name is Nayely and yes people often say wrong, i've had people say it Neylee and some think it means Natalie in some other language. But i like my name because almost nobody has it.

05/28/2023 06:33:12

I Love the name!! My sons name is Nathan Anthony. I choose the name because I have only met nice and friendly Nathan's...GREAT NAME

05/23/2023 16:38:20

Im named after Nathan Brittles! Did you know that John Wayne was 6ft 4 in his stocking feet.

05/20/2023 18:23:58

My name is Nathan I was born in 1988. I would have rather it been Nathaniel. Nathaniel has a better "ring" to it. Nathan and Nathaniel always get shortened to "Nate" anyway.

05/07/2023 18:52:38

Born in the fifties, I was always the only one in my school named Nathan. Bullies wanted to beat me up for being Nathan. 5 guys named Chris one Nathan. I was different. Now everywhere I go I hear Naaathen! followed by a yuppie mom chasing a three year old.

05/06/2023 19:21:58

I love the meaning and It'sounds both modern and classic.

05/06/2023 01:26:20

i wish there was a better reason for my name after reading your stories but i only got named nathan after nathan buckly the collingwood football player

04/29/2023 12:30:08

I was told Nathan means "MAD SKILLS". In my case, this is definitely true...kidding

04/15/2023 20:48:58

my name is nathan and i love it.. in my opinion 'it aint gettin much beta dan this' :)

04/14/2023 15:25:38

It's a gorgeous name. My boyfriend has that name and his is truly a gift from God.

04/06/2023 11:24:12

I beli've that a Child is a gift from Go. One of the best and true names.

03/30/2023 19:14:02

Im nathan and all my mates call me nate... i guess

03/26/2023 21:46:38

We're considering this as a baby name for our daughter. I love it, but I do wonder if it will be mis-pronounced and misspelled forever. We want to pronounce it and hope that's correct!

03/03/2023 14:30:24

i called my son nathan, we shorten it to nath - dog... personally i love the name.. now he couldnt be anything else.

02/27/2023 22:20:24

Nathan is a respectable name that attracts admiration but may not bring so much popularity due to its unfamiliar nature

02/27/2023 11:27:58

This name is definitely NOT masculine. It's such a beautiful girls name. I'm think of naming my daughter Alexis Elizabeth. I think It's so feminine. I wish it was my name!!

02/25/2023 07:26:52

I never liked or hated my name. Though it probably suits me best. By default, I get called Nate by lots of people. I tell everyone my name is Nathan, I never introduce myself as Nate. It just happens. I didn't like it at first, by got used to it. Some people take it a step further and call me Nate-dog. That's been by at least 3-4 people that have never met each other. Chances are good, if your name is Nathan you will get called Nate and Nate-dog at some point.

02/16/2023 22:43:18

People do spell it wrong, but pronounce it right. And I'meet a few people with the'same name, not just the first, but both first and last.

02/08/2023 09:17:36

My husband and I are trying to have a baby, and if God grant our prayers we will name him Nathan. b/c is a wonderful gift from God.

02/01/2023 01:50:30

Some people spell it: "Nathen". You would be surprised at how many do. I like my name and I'meet a few people now and then with the'same name.

01/26/2023 14:46:02

i wasnt supposed to continue this 2nd baby coz i just gave birth thru CS a year earlier.. i took lots of abortive pills and i even had chicken pox and chronic UTI which can both affect me and my baby badly.. i really thought something bad will happen to my baby boy but when he came out- he is the most beautiful thing ive ever seen. its truly a miracle. thank u God

01/24/2023 16:37:36

Our son has just been named Nate (Nathan on his birth certificate) and we're delighted to have such a wonderful meaning for his name as there are so few names that we liked, and had good meanings!

01/15/2023 17:12:22

i love the name Nathan, my son was born 12.12.04, and sadley passed 15.6.05 a true gift from god, if only for a you Nathan (Nay-nay) x

01/04/2023 07:18:06

My son's name is Nathan but once old enough in high school, he'self-selected "Nate" in spite of my efforts to convince him otherwise. To Ms. Bryan, depending on how religious you are I would have chosen Nathan Emanuel if I had not used my birth name as his middle name.

12/23/2022 04:21:06

my first grandchild has been named Nathan it was the only name all the family liked. he was born on the 18th may 2018

12/20/2022 20:30:46

My name isnt Nathan but i love that name i have a good friend with that name. When i have have a baby boy i hope to name it Nathan. :)

11/09/2022 11:45:22

my name is nathan and i recon its a great name my gran spells it differently every birthday i have and sometimes she even get it right!

11/06/2022 21:09:28

i dig the name nathan its also my name its sweet also there are so few of us its just very nice I LIKE

10/30/2022 16:21:04

No one ever'spells it wrong, they just sometimes completely mishear it as mason, jason, etc. I love my name, my brother named me after his best friend when he was 7. I hate being shortened to nate though (mostly by americans). Nat is much better - but only for close friends.

10/30/2022 14:17:38

We named our son Nathanael and call him "Nat" or "Natty." This was common in the 19th century (my husband teaches 19th century American Lit., and he'suggested this as a duminitive). It took my family some getting used to, and Natty still gets called "Nate" by a lot of people, but we think It's a great, old name and makes a nice match with his older brother, Ted. We are having a hard time coming up with a third name, though!

10/25/2022 20:15:54

Nathan is a hot name kind of like me. It means gift from god not given by god

10/23/2022 05:04:44

My names Nathan!!! And i don't get beat up. so that is good.

10/22/2022 06:44:36

My brother's name is Nathan. I think It's a nice name, though kind of common, It's not TOO common. I wouldn't name my kid Nathan because I like less common names but some people like to stay traditional so Nathan is a nice name.

10/14/2022 18:35:22

I am pregnant and if i have a boy i hope to call him Nathan. Im Irish and there Isn't many Nathan's over here which is a good thing and i think its a really sweet different (without being too different) name!

10/11/2022 12:07:16

My second son is Nathan. I miscarried his twin in my 1st trimester. The fact that I still had him is incredible...unless you know him. He's pretty tenacious. His brothers are Joshua and Caleb.

10/06/2022 00:09:54

Love it, my boyfriends name is Nathan, he is funny cute and attractive lol! How do i come up with a better name if we have a baby boy❤️

10/03/2022 05:27:08

People spell my name Nathin or Nathen but they still pronounce it right. I know a lot of people with the name Nathan. I like how it means "A gift from God'

09/22/2022 03:11:20

yep im the same miscarried first time round and pray everyday that this baby would be ok, did not know the meaning of nathan til after we named him. but truely believe he a gift from god.

09/18/2022 18:22:10

I named my son Nathan and am thrilled it means "gift from (of) God" because he truly is to me!

09/09/2022 20:07:28

Beautiful name. Blessing from God. I have my first grandson and his name is Nathan Misael. God has sent us this beautiful angel into our family and I have another reason to live. God bless all the Nathan's and Misael's in the world. Gramma Mary

09/09/2022 07:11:36

Nathan is defianalty the way to spell of although i have gotten NATHEN or NATHIN wrong

09/02/2022 18:00:18

love the name, pretty sure I'll be using it within my future son's name somehow.

08/09/2022 01:05:06

My son is 2 years old now. When he was born he was two months early and had many complications, but he is healthy and happy now. He has truley made my life great and is a true gift from god.

05/21/2022 08:44:06

I always have liked this name...and now that God gives me the opportunity to be Mom, I will name my son Nathan "cuz, he is a great gift of God"

05/14/2022 05:37:48

I actually like the name Nathan and although It's not too unusual It's also not the most common name! If you don't like crazy names but think the names Tom, Sam etc are too common then I think Nathan is a safe bet.

04/08/2022 10:26:42

While people today associate this name with the'scottish-born radio and television personality Edith Bowman who presents her own radio show every weekday on Radio 1, in the past it was often associated with the American writer Edith Wharton, who in 1920 wrote 'The Age Of Innocence'. Edith Wharton is still sometimes talked about today, at least by some people born in her'sort of era.

02/11/2022 16:42:54

Almost all my friends have spelled my name wrong. But you get used to it.

01/16/2022 00:12:54

My newest grandson was given'this name and I love it. It is a strong name and maintains the family's christian beliefs. Nate's brothe's are Jake, Josh and Luke.

01/08/2022 15:37:12

I like this name and thinking to change my name to this one, my name meanning is "Sun Rise" which is in Greek (Anatole) and in Hebrew some people says It's Nathan also but after reading this webpage I dont think It's the'same meanning :) so good luck to everyone whoos name Nathan. May God be with you.

12/31/2021 22:47:24

My husband and I are choosing this name if we have a baby boy because we miscarried the first time I believe that the baby we lost asked God to grant us a child and after going through infertility we finally got pregnant and this is truely a miracle baby from God!

12/13/2021 00:57:00

Nathan just seems like such a cute boys name, i've met quite a few and they are all funny and attractive so that's what I associate with the name Nathan

12/03/2021 02:08:06

This is one of my favourite names. My mum wanted to call my sister Kitty but backed down and has regretted it ever'since.

11/28/2021 05:00:54

Nathan is my husband and brothe's name. We call my husband Nathan and we have always called by brother Nate or "booboo's" lol. It is a great name and they are both cute and nice guys!!!

11/22/2021 09:56:06

I feel like the'spelling of it with the e like myself instead of the a is very unique and i havent met someone else that has It'spelled like that. Im very fond of my name

11/06/2021 20:36:54

my baby boy has a diphragmatic hernia and may nto lvie so we are going to call him nathan either way beacuse he is also our gift from god

10/27/2021 19:58:12

Nathan actually means gift. Nathaniel means gift of god.

10/27/2021 11:44:06

This name has its origin in Europe and is used for males. Because of its pronunciation in english, people started using it for female in UK and USA. Saint Alexis, the "Man of God" lived in Italy; he was canonized after a remarkable life.

10/24/2021 22:25:48

Nathan is my little brothe's' name, and he's very nice at times---LOL =P---anyway, I think It's a cute name

09/06/2021 09:38:06

As a Nathan myself, I find that people Spell it with an E insead of an A, I am constantly correcting people, But hey How can you moan when your "God's Gift"

07/17/2021 20:20:42

My Nathan James is 12, I named him "Nathan" because it was the first name my husband and I agreed on! But he is a gift from God, born 12/29!

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*️⃣ What is the origin of the name Nathan?
The origin of the name Nathan is Hebrew.
*️⃣ What is meaning of name Nathan?
God Has Given
*️⃣ How many people are named Nathan?
Almost 557000 people are named Nathan.
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