NATHAN
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: נָתָן (Ancient Hebrew), Ναθαν (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: NAY-thən (English), na-TAWN (French)   [key]
Meaning & History
Means "he gave" in Hebrew. In the Old Testament this is the name of both a prophet and a son of King David. It has been used as a Christian given name in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation.
Related Names
DIMINUTIVES: Nat, Nate (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES: Natan (Biblical Hebrew), Natan (Hebrew)
Popularity
United States  ranked #29 
England/Wales  ranked #56 
Canada (BC)  ranked #15 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #62 
Belgium  ranked #4 
France  ranked #2 
Ireland  ranked #26 
Netherlands  ranked #70 
New Zealand  ranked #36 
Northern Ireland  ranked #33 
Scotland  ranked #34