Other Origin(s):Hebrew
Meaning:God has given
Nathanael is a boy's name of Filipino and Hebrew origin and means "God has given." In the Bible, Nathanael came from Cana in Galilee and was an early follower of Jesus. While the traditional spelling is Nathanael, the variant Nathaniel is more widely used today. If your faith is a central part of your life, a name like Nathanael is a lovely way to involve baby in your spiritual journey. Nathanael also offers plenty of appeal to non-religious families as an old-school alternative to the trendy Nathan and Nate.
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