Nathaniel – Meaning and Origin

Nathaniel is a male name with a Biblical origin and it means “Gift of God”. The name has multiple common short names like Nat and Nati however the most popular variation is Nathan.


Nathaniel was not in the 100 most popular popular baby boys’s name in England in 2013.

Famous People called Nathaniel

  • Nathanael (disciple of Jesus) has the meaning of “God has Given”. Nathanael was a person who recognised Jesus as “The Son of God” and/or “The King of Israel”. Being a follower of Jesus, Nathanael has only been mentioned in Chapters 1 and 21 in the Gospel of John.
  • Nathaniel Parker, known as Nat Parker, is an English actor. He had played as a detective inspector in the crime series held on BBC as “The Inspector Lynley Mysteries.” Parker is most known for his role in this TV show. During an interview in 2007, Parker had talked about how he got his “big” break in 1988 and has continued as an actor.
  • Nathaniel Clyne is an English football player that plays for the Southampton football team as a right-back. In 2008 Clyne made his appearance for the Crystal Palace and scored his first game of the 2014-15 for the Southampton team.

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