Nathanael - boys name

Nathanael name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 78%

Nathanael name meaning:

The name Nathanael is of Hebrew origin and carries a rich biblical significance. It is derived from the Hebrew name Netanel, which means "gift of God" or "given by God." The name Nathanael appears in the New Testament as one of the twelve apostles of Jesus Christ, also known as Bartholomew. In the Gospel of John, Nathanael is described as a faithful and sincere disciple.

The name Nathanael reflects the idea that the person named is seen as a blessing or a divine gift. It suggests a connection to spiritual and higher powers, emphasizing the importance of faith and devotion. Nathanael is a name that conveys a sense of purpose and divine favor, highlighting the individual's role in fulfilling their God-given destiny.

People with the name Nathanael are often perceived as trustworthy, kind-hearted, and genuine. They are known for their strong faith and spirituality, which they may share with others through their actions and words. The name Nathanael carries a sense of responsibility and a desire to make a positive impact in the world, embracing the idea of being a gift from God to those around them.

Origin: Biblical

The gift of God.

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Overall UK ranking: 1055 out of 4789

27 recorded births last year

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  • Scotland (1265)

Historical popularity of Nathanael

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