Nathaniel

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Gender: M Meaning of Nathaniel: "gift of God" Origin of Nathaniel: Hebrew Nathaniel's Popularity in 2014: #94

Although Nathan is more popular, the more dignified Nathaniel is firmly in the Top 100 and has been since the 1980s. Despite the profusion of Nat names around, Nathaniel remains singularly appealing and distinctive, with several attractive nicknames--Nat, Natty and Nate. Parents finding it overused might opt for New Testament Apostle Nathaniel's other name, Bartholomew.

A boy named Nathaniel would have any number of real life and literary namesakes to inspire him. These include Revolutionary General Nathanael Greene, rebel slave Nat Turner, writers Nathaniel Hawthorne and Nathanael (born Nathan) West, lithographer Nathaniel Currier, partner of Ives, and singer/pianist Nat "King" Cole.

An early literary character with the name is Sir Nathaniel in Shakespeare's Love Labour's Lost, and then there was Natty Bumpo in James Fenimore Cooper's Leatherstocking Tales, Nathaniel Winkle in Dickens's The Pickwick Papers, and later Dr. Nathaniel Branden in Atlas Shrugged.

In the realm of pop culture, we find such Nathaniels as Nate Fisher in Six Feet Under, and others in The Wire, Gossip Girl and Enchanted, as well as the protaganist of the Pirates of the Caribbean video--Nathaniel Hawk.

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Famous People Named Nathaniel

Nathaniel Hawthorne, American novelist
Nathaniel Parker Willis, American author, poet and editor
Nathaniel Joseph "Nate" Ruess, American lead singer of band Fun.
Nathaniel Dwayne Hale aka Nate Dogg, American rapper
Nathaniel Adams Coles, birth name of Nat King Cole, American singer
Nathaniel Prentice Banks, American Civil War general; 24th governor of Massachusetts
Nathaniel Macon, U.S. Senator and Speaker of the House from North Carolina
Nathaniel Silsbee, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
Nathaniel Briggs Borden, U.S. Congressman from Massachusetts
Nathaniel Brown Palmer, American sea captain and explorer
Nathaniel Marvin Wolff, American actor and singer-songwriter
Nathaniel "Nate" Motte, American musician of duo 3Oh!3
Nathaniel Buzolic, Australian actor
Egbert Nathaniel Dawkins III aka Aloe Blacc, American singer
Walker Nathaniel Diggs, son of American actor Taye Diggs

Pop Culture References for the Name Nathaniel

Nathaniel "Nate" Fitzwilliam Archibald, main character in the "Gossip Girl" series
Nathaniel "Nate" Grey, character in the "Infernal Devices" series
Nathaniel Fisher, character on TV's "Six Feet Under"
Nathanial "Nate" the Great, main character in the Nate the Great series
Nathaniel "Baze" Basil, character on TV's "Life Unexpected"
Nathaniel Howe, character in video game 'Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening'
Nathaniel "Nat" Blake, character in 'Little Men' by Louisa May Alcott
Nathaniel Northwest, character in animated series "Gravity Falls"
Nathaniel, main character in the Bartimaeus Trilogy by Jonathan Stroud
Nathaniel, character in 2007 film "Enchanted"
Nathaniel "Nath," character in My Candy Love game and manga
Parson Nathaniel, character in Jeff Wayne's Musical Version of The War of the Worlds
Nathaniel Ayers, title character in 2009 film "The Soloist"
Nathaniel "Natty" Bumppo, main character in James Fenimore Cooper's novels
Nathaniel Dusk, DC Comics character
Nathaniel Garro, character in tabletop game Warhammer 40,000
Nathaniel "Nat" "Simey" "Benny" Goldberg in Harold Pinter's "The Birthday Party"
Nathaniel Graison, wereleopard in the Anita Blake: Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton
Nathaniel Hawk, main character in the Pirates of the Caribbean video game
Nathaniel Hawkins, character in J.L. Langley's Sci-Regency series
Nathaniel Kent, character in John Steakley's novel "Armor"
Nathaniel "Nathan" Montenegro, character on Filipino TV's "Walang Hanggan"
Nathaniel Taggart, character in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"
Nathaniel Taylor, character on TV's "Terra Nova"

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Nathaniel's International Variations

Nathanael (French) Nataniele (Italian) Natanael (Swedish)

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