- The name Nathaniel has been ranked 69 in popularity for boys in the US since 2006.
- Nathaniel was ranked 205 in 1880. It remained steadily in the top 300 until it began to increase in popularity in the 1970’s. It broke into the top 100 at 94 in 1978. It reached an alltime high of 60 in 1998 and has been decreasing in popularity ever since.
Reasons for Popularity
- It offers the nicknames Nat, Nate, Nathan and Niel.
- It has religious significance.
- The Hebrew meaning of Nathaniel is “gift of God.”
- Nat, Nate, Nathan, Niel
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