Nathaniel

Nathaniel - A unique male name



  Jan 17,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Nathaniel, meaning gift of God, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #131. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Nathaniel and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Nathaniel? 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 Nathaniel. The baby boy name Nathaniel was given to 4,728 baby boys in 2012, ranking #84 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 347 baby boys were given this name - making this a unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Nathaniel peaked in popularity 19 years ago in 1998 on position 60.



Famous with this name

Nathaniel Loveland
Nathaniel Kahn
Nathaniel Frey


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Nathaniel is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Nathaniel is currently topping the baby name charts in District of Columbia at position #42 - and is the least popular in North Dakota at position #221.

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 Nathaniel is where you live.


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Nathaniel origin and meaning

Nathaniel is a 9 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means gift of God. To see famous people named Nathaniel, pop culture references for the name Nathaniel and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Nathaniel

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

Nathanael / Nathanial / Natanael / Netanel / Nathaneal / Nataniel / Natanel / Nathanel / Nathanal / Nathanuel /

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
201284
201184
201082
200975
200877
200782
200669
200569
200468
200363
200263
200161
200061
199962
199860
199765
199669
199573
199478
199375
199279
199184
199086
198984
198881
198778
198678
198577
198480
198379
198275
198180
198086
197995
197894
1977107
1976114
1975132
1974152
1973169
1972191
1971199
1970217
1969231
1968236
1967227
1966236
1965223
1964239
1963236
1962235
1961244
1960241
1959235
1958235
1957213
1956205
1955196
1954205
1953192
1952190
1951189
1950181
1949179
1948180
1947185
1946187
1945182
1944183
1943187
1942188
1941181
1940175
1939181
1938186
1937185
1936179
1935180
1934174
1933176
1932177
1931197
1930180
1929181
1928192
1927187
1926174
1925178
1924179
1923191
1922176
1921185
1920166
1919174
1918192
1917190
1916193
1915198
1914183
1913198
1912163
1911157
1910131

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
District of Columbia42
New Mexico54
Hawaii57
Rhode Island59
Massachusetts66
Connecticut66
Alaska67
New Jersey68
California71
Virginia71
New York72
Maryland75
Florida75
Texas77
North Carolina78
Kentucky79
Pennsylvania83
Arizona84
Illinois86
Colorado87
Georgia88
South Carolina92
Tennessee93
Indiana95
Nevada97
New Hampshire99
West Virginia102
Wisconsin103
Michigan103
Washington105
Wyoming108
Arkansas109
Ohio111
Delaware113
Vermont114
Alabama115
Oregon116
Missouri125
Oklahoma129
Mississippi130
Maine133
Louisiana136
Kansas148
Montana152
Idaho156
Iowa162
Nebraska176
Minnesota180
South Dakota180
Utah209
North Dakota221

Even more about Nathaniel


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 Nathaniel a common or unique name?

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

What is the number of syllables for the name Nathaniel?

3 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
1998
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Nathaniel
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 347
Letter count 9
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +4,728

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