Nathan (given name)

Nathan is a masculine given name. It is derived from the Hebrew verb נָתָן‎ meaning gave (standard Hebrew Natan, Yiddish Nussen/Nosson, Tiberian Hebrew Nāṯān). The meaning of the name in Jewish culture could be rendered "he has given" or "he will give".[1]Nathan can also be used as a nickname for Nathaniel.

Nathan
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Nathan the Prophet (right) advising king David (center)
PronunciationEnglish: NAY-thǝn;
Hebrew: Nā-tān
GenderMale
Origin
Word/nameHebrew
Meaning"He has given"
Other names
Nickname(s)Nate, Nat, Nath
Related namesJonathan, Natan, Nathanael, Nathaniel

Familiar forms of Nathan used in English include Nat and Nate.

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  • Nathan Deal (born 1942), American politician and 82nd Governor of Georgia
  • Nate Diaz (born 1985), American mixed martial artist and UFC fighter

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  • Nate Ebner (born 1988), American football player and rugby Olympian

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  • Nathan Hale (1755–1776), American patriot serving as a spy during the American Revolution
  • Nathan Handwerker (1891–1974), Polish-American businessman
  • Nathan Hartono (born 1991), Singaporean-Indonesian singer-songwriter
  • Nathan Hauritz (born 1981), Australian cricketer
  • Nathan Head (born 1980), British actor notable for his work in the horror genre

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