Nathanael name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Nathanael mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Nathanael

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. 2 submissions from Florida, U.S. agree the name Nathanael means "Gift of God" and is of Greek origin.
  2. A submission from Virginia, U.S. says the name Nathanael means "Gift from God" and is of Hebrew origin.
  3. A submission from South Carolina, U.S. says the name Nathanael means "Given by god" and is of Berber origin.
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From Ancient Greek Ναθαναήλ (Nathanaḗl), from Biblical Hebrew נְתַנְאֵל‎ (Netan'el, literally “God has given”).

  1. An Apostle in the Gospel of John; usually identified with Bartholomew.
  2. A male given name from Hebrew; more common in the form Nathaniel.

Nathanael was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Nathanael

Notable Persons Named Nathanael

Nathanael Greene

Nathanael Greene is a military person. His military service ended in 1783.

Nathanael Kapner

Nathanael was given the name Milton L. Kapner on September 5th, 1950 in Pittsburgh. Nathanael is also known as Milton Kapner.

Nathanael West

Nathanael West was a writer. Nathanael was given the name Nathan Weinstein on October 17th, 1903 in New York City, New York, U.S. He breathed his last breath on December 22nd, 1940.

The Lord Wei

The Lord Wei is a member of the house of lords, social entrepreneurship, and house of lords. The was given the name Nathanael Ming-Yan Wei on January 19th, 1977 in Watford.

Nathanael Greene Herreshoff

Nathanael Greene Herreshoff was a naval architect-mechanical engineer. Nathanael was born on March 18th, 1848 in Bristol, Rhode Island. Nathanael is also known as Nickname: Captain Nat. He left this life on June 2nd, 1938.

Nathanaël Berthon

Nathanaël Berthon is an athlete for the Team Lazarus. Nathanaël was born on July 1st, 1989 in Romagnat, France.

  • Nathanael Pringsheim
  • Nathanael Ohridski

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nathanael

Notable Persons With the Last Name Nathanael

Elena Nathanael

Elena Nathanael was an actor and actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1963 to 2007. Elena was given the name Eleni Delivassili-Nathanael on January 19th, 1947 in Athens. She breathed her last breath on March 4th, 2008.

Edmund Nathanael

Edmund was born on December 18th, 1889 in Dielsdorf. He passed away on May 11th, 1917.


Nathanaël was given the name Nathalie Stephens in 1970 in Montreal. Nathanaël is also known as Stephens, Nathalie; Stephens, and Nathanael; N S.

Eliza Nathanael

Eliza was born on May 27th, 1973.


Fun Facts about the name Nathanael

  • How Popular is the name Nathanael? Nathanael is the 1,723rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Nathanael have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 20,015 babies born with the first name Nathanael in the United States. That's more than enough people named Nathanael to occupy the territory of Cook Islands (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 17,791 (as of December 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Nathanael? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Nathanael first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Nathanael is Thursday, March 15th, 1877.
  • What year had the most people named Nathanael born? The highest recorded use of the first name Nathanael was in 2000 with a total of 609 babies.
  • Random Nathanael Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Nathanael is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 51 babies in California have the same name in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Nathanael: The name spelled backwards is Leanahtan. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Hlanntaae. How do you pronounce that?
  • Nathanael name meaning

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