NATHAN
GENDER: Masculine
OTHER SCRIPTS: נָתָן (Ancient Hebrew), Ναθαν (Ancient Greek)
PRONOUNCED: NAY-thən (English), na-TAWN (French)   [key]
Meaning & History
From the Hebrew name נָתָן (Natan) meaning "he gave". 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), Nosson (Yiddish)
Popularity
United States  ranked #38 
England and Wales  ranked #55 
Canada (BC)  ranked #13 
Australia (NSW)  ranked #59 
Belgium  ranked #4 
France  ranked #1 
Ireland  ranked #31 
Netherlands  ranked #65 
New Zealand  ranked #52 
Northern Ireland  ranked #37 
Scotland  ranked #28