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Scriptsנְתַנְאֵל Ancient Hebrew
PronouncedPron.nə-THAN-yəl English

Meaning & History

Variant of NATHANAEL. It has been regularly used in the English-speaking world since the Protestant Reformation. This has been the most popular spelling, even though the spelling Nathanael is found in most versions of the New Testament. The American writer Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864), author of 'The Scarlet Letter', was a famous bearer of this name.
DiminutivesNat, Nate English
Other Languages & CulturesNathanael Biblical Greek Nethanel Biblical Hebrew Nathanahel Biblical Latin Natanail Bulgarian Nathanaël French Natanaele Italian Natanail Macedonian Natanael, Nataniel Portuguese Natanael, Nataniel Spanish
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Entry updated July 11, 2018