US Popularity:102
Meaning:Given, he gave; Gift of God
Nathan is a baby boy name of Hebrew origin. Meaning “given,” "he gave," and "gift of God," this bountiful baby name dates back to Old Testament. If you intend to raise baby in faith, you’ll likely recognize Nathan as King David’s third son. Today, the name Nathan is associated with strong guidance, faithfulness, and courage for a virtuous baby that’s bound to be both honorable and loyal.

Famous People Named Nathan

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  • Nathan Adrian
  • Nathan Fillion
  • Nathan Kress
    TV Actor
  • Nathan Lane
    Stage Actor
  • Nathan MacKinnon
    Hockey Player

Nathan Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Nathan is currently #283 on The Bump
Boy:Nathan is currently #162 on The Bump Boy Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Nathan is currently #102 in U.S. births
Boy:Nathan is currently #59 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
- 2
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
  • 100,000+ Baby Names by Bruce Lansky, pg. 483

  • Name Doctor, Nathan

  • Behind the Name, Nathan, May 2020

  • Abarim Publications, Nathan meaning

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