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Nathaniel Name Popularity

How popular is the name Nathaniel? Here’s everything we know.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 130 210 0.0596%
1911 158 173 0.0465%
1912 163 320 0.0635%
1913 198 300 0.0529%
1914 183 444 0.0637%
1915 198 520 0.0572%
1916 193 560 0.058%
1917 190 604 0.0604%
1918 190 638 0.0594%
1919 175 717 0.0685%
1920 166 806 0.0725%
1921 185 727 0.0635%
1922 176 769 0.069%
1923 191 696 0.0621%
1924 179 777 0.0669%
1925 178 777 0.0687%
1926 174 796 0.0724%
1927 187 749 0.0677%
1928 193 705 0.0659%
1929 180 743 0.0717%
1930 180 733 0.0702%
1931 198 628 0.0636%
1932 177 756 0.0765%
1933 176 707 0.0759%
1934 174 766 0.0792%
1935 180 721 0.0742%
1936 179 714 0.0741%
1937 185 688 0.0698%
1938 186 718 0.0701%
1939 181 751 0.0738%
1940 175 809 0.0761%
1941 181 805 0.0715%
1942 188 825 0.0653%
1943 187 816 0.0625%
1944 183 848 0.0684%
1945 182 828 0.0679%
1946 187 952 0.0645%
1947 186 1,081 0.0648%
1948 180 1,136 0.0712%
1949 179 1,163 0.0723%
1950 183 1,196 0.0743%
1951 188 1,206 0.0711%
1952 190 1,226 0.0702%
1953 192 1,245 0.0703%
1954 205 1,190 0.0651%
1955 196 1,308 0.0711%
1956 205 1,271 0.0673%
1957 213 1,234 0.0641%
1958 235 1,068 0.0565%
1959 235 1,140 0.06%
1960 241 1,101 0.0581%
1961 244 1,023 0.0542%
1962 235 1,052 0.0573%
1963 237 985 0.0549%
1964 238 995 0.0565%
1965 223 1,041 0.0637%
1966 236 877 0.0562%
1967 227 936 0.0617%
1968 236 878 0.0585%
1969 231 968 0.0628%
1970 219 1,107 0.0696%
1971 199 1,191 0.0793%
1972 191 1,188 0.0872%
1973 169 1,373 0.1059%
1974 152 1,589 0.1223%
1975 131 1,945 0.1514%
1976 114 2,207 0.1712%
1977 107 2,495 0.1851%
1978 94 2,926 0.2176%
1979 95 3,041 0.2157%
1980 86 3,489 0.2386%
1981 80 3,720 0.2531%
1982 75 3,938 0.2635%
1983 79 3,641 0.2467%
1984 80 3,598 0.2419%
1985 77 4,002 0.2637%
1986 78 4,030 0.267%
1987 78 4,046 0.2651%
1988 81 4,055 0.2602%
1989 84 4,118 0.2552%
1990 86 4,342 0.262%
1991 84 4,368 0.268%
1992 79 4,687 0.2936%
1993 75 4,850 0.3111%
1994 78 5,028 0.3276%
1995 73 5,203 0.3452%
1996 69 5,419 0.3619%
1997 65 5,774 0.3904%
1998 60 6,427 0.4294%
1999 62 6,464 0.4316%
2000 61 6,797 0.4449%
2001 61 6,644 0.441%
2002 62 6,812 0.4546%
2003 63 6,665 0.4381%
2004 68 6,667 0.4374%
2005 69 6,682 0.437%
2006 69 6,624 0.423%
2007 82 6,059 0.384%
2008 77 5,850 0.3785%
2009 75 5,424 0.3629%
2010 81 5,094 0.3535%
2011 84 4,967 0.3486%
2012 84 4,780 0.3354%
2013 91 4,521 0.3175%
2014 94 4,301 0.2952%
2015 97 4,201 0.2887%
2016 102 3,861 0.2678%
2017 112 3,496 0.2505%
2018 116 3,342 0.2433%
2019 123 3,065 0.2264%

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Names Like Nathaniel

If you like Nathaniel, you’ll love these other names like Nathaniel.


What names are diminutives of Nathaniel?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Nathaniel sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Nathaniel, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nat

A diminutive form of Nathan and Nathaniel.

Nate

God has given

Hebrew

Nates

A short form of Nathan and Nathaniel.


What names are variants of Nathaniel?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Nathaniel.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Nat

A diminutive form of Nathan and Nathaniel.

Natanael

God has given

Hebrew

Nataniel

God has given

Hebrew

Nate

God has given

Hebrew

Nathan

He gave

Hebrew

Nathanael

God has given

Hebrew

Nathaneal

God has given

Hebrew

Nathanial

God has given

Hebrew

Nathanyal

God has given

Hebrew

Nathanyel

God has given

Hebrew

Natty

God has given

Hebrew

Nethanel

God has given

Hebrew

Nethaniel

God has given

Hebrew

Nethanyel

God has given

Hebrew

Thaniel

God has given

Hebrew


Lists With Nathaniel

Find inspiration in these baby boy name lists featuring the name Nathaniel.


Siblings of Nathaniel

Mamas with kids named Nathaniel also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Thomas

Twin

Greek

Nathalie

Birthday

Latin

11 Comments

  1. Nathaniel is my great grand father’s name.

  2. He was named after my mother who’s mame is Natalie

  3. I have loved the name Nathaniel for a long time and it shortens nicely to Nate. When I looked up the meaning of the name, it is Hebrew for “God has given”. Seemed extra appropriate since I gave up on having children. My little man certainly is a gift. His middle names are to honour the men in our families, but we wanted the first name to be of his own identity.

  4. He’s named after his daddy

  5. It means God given Gifts!

    He came as a gift to me and his Daddy
    We are so much glad to be a first time parent! And we accredit this privileged to God….

  6. He was named after my uncle

  7. Our fourth baby was a gender surprise, we already have three girls, so we were SURE it was another girl! Instead a beautiful boy came to meet us after a very long pushing phase, which put us into the next day, coincidentally my late uncle’s birthday. His name was John, and in the Bible, Nathaniel is the follower of John, and we loved the name. There you have it! It took us a week to get there! 🙂

  8. Nathaniel means Gift from God?I feel the meaning is self explanatory and spot on! Our precious little guy was nothing less than just that.

  9. Nathaniel means Gift from God?I feel the meaning is self explanatory and spot on! Our precious little guy was nothing less than a perfect Goft from God!

  10. Nathaniel means “gift from god” and my son is truly a gift from above. Plus I just really like the name. His nick names are Nate the great, plain Nate and Nathan…or Neal ( the initials for his full name)

    Wonderful baby boy name

  11. Name means “Gift from God.”. He is our rainbow baby after infertility and truly a miracle and gift.


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