Nathan

Nathan - A popular male name



  Sep 24,2018      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nathan, meaning given, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #129. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nathan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nathan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Nathan. The baby boy name Nathan was given to 10,357 baby boys in 2012, ranking #29 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 158 baby boys were given this name - making this a popular male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nathan peaked in popularity 14 years ago in 2004 on position 20.



Famous with this name

Nathan O'Toole
Nathan Lynn
Nathan Lopez


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Nathan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nathan is currently topping the baby name charts in California at position #9 - and is the least popular in Wyoming at position #107.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Nathan is where you live.


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  • BabyNameScience.com - Baby Name ExpertA few moments ago
    Looking for a popular and unique name? Just because Nathan is a popular baby name it doesn't mean that every other kid on the block will have the same name. In fact, assuming that little Nathan goes to a school with 500 kids there will actually be less than 2 other boys in that school with the same name. Unique and popular!

Nathan origin and meaning

Nathan is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means given. To see famous people named Nathan, pop culture references for the name Nathan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Nathan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Nathan, sorted by popularity.

Newton / Nathen / Natan / Naythan / Nathon / Needham / Nathanie / Nitin / Nadeem / Naithan /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
201229
201128
201027
200925
200821
200724
200623
200520
200420
200327
200228
200131
200030
199932
199834
199734
199637
199539
199440
199341
199244
199142
199044
198943
198844
198745
198643
198540
198438
198340
198236
198136
198036
197937
197836
197736
197639
197545
197453
197362
197279
1971104
1970130
1969154
1968163
1967180
1966179
1965180
1964186
1963194
1962196
1961198
1960190
1959206
1958214
1957215
1956221
1955231
1954224
1953236
1952229
1951223
1950246
1949249
1948266
1947271
1946269
1945267
1944270
1943242
1942253
1941244
1940249
1939249
1938228
1937255
1936246
1935248
1934246
1933254
1932244
1931250
1930237
1929245
1928241
1927211
1926207
1925217
1924208
1923186
1922186
1921186
1920174
1919159
1918150
1917148
1916142
1915139
1914124
1913129
1912120
1911104
1910129

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Massachusetts9
California9
Illinois14
Nevada20
Connecticut22
Maryland23
Texas23
Rhode Island26
Washington29
New Jersey30
District of Columbia30
Pennsylvania31
Florida36
Virginia38
Arizona38
Delaware38
New York41
Hawaii41
Ohio42
Oregon43
New Mexico44
Colorado46
Georgia47
North Carolina47
Wisconsin48
Utah48
Nebraska50
Louisiana52
Minnesota53
South Carolina53
Michigan54
Alaska55
Oklahoma55
New Hampshire57
Alabama58
Maine58
Missouri64
Tennessee64
Indiana66
Arkansas66
Idaho67
North Dakota69
Kentucky70
West Virginia73
South Dakota74
Iowa75
Mississippi78
Kansas83
Vermont85
Montana96
Wyoming107

Even more about Nathan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Nathan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a popular male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Nathan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2004
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Nathan
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 158
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +10,357

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