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English form of a New Testament name, which is derived from the Greek form of a Hebrew name meaning ‘God has given’ (compare Nathan, which is sometimes taken as a short form of this name). It was borne by one of the less prominent of Christ's apostles (John 1:45; 21:2), who in fact is probably identical with Bartholomew. The spelling used in the Authorized Version of the New Testament is Nathanael, but this is in much less frequent use as a given name in the English-speaking world.
525th in the U.S.

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Tens of Thousands
of people in the U.S have this name
121,438
to be exact
229,587
if you include dead people (since the government started keeping track)
District of Columbia
has the most people named Nathaniel per capita
2002
marked the height of its popularity
0.02%
99.98%
10%
55+
19%
30-54
24%
13-29
47%
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