Nathan - boys name

Nathan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 98%

Nathan name meaning:

The name Nathan is of Hebrew origin and has a rich and longstanding history. It is derived from the Hebrew name "Natan," meaning "gift" or "given." As such, the name Nathan carries the connotation of being a favored or blessed individual, as if they were a gift to those around them. This name has biblical origins and is often associated with the figure of Nathan the prophet, who played a significant role in the Old Testament.

In addition to its biblical roots, the name Nathan has gained popularity in many cultures and languages worldwide. It is a timeless and classic name that exudes strength, kindness, and integrity. Parents who choose the name Nathan for their son often hope that he will be a source of joy and inspiration, and they may envision him as someone who brings positivity and blessings to others' lives.

Overall, the name Nathan symbolizes the gift of life and the potential for greatness. It represents a strong, compassionate individual who is cherished and valued by those who know him.

Origin: Hebrew

Gift from God.

Related names

Nathan , Nat, Nate

Other boys names beginning with N


Overall UK ranking: 99 out of 4789

595 recorded births last year

Change in rank

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (59)
  • England (96)

Historical popularity of Nathan

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