First name origin & meaning:
Hebrew: Gift of God
First name variations: Nathanael, Nathan, Nataniel, Natan, Nate, Nat, Natty, Nataniele, Nathon, Natt
Last name origin & meaning:
From the Biblical Hebrew personal name meaning ‘given by God’.
This was borne by a minor prophet in the Bible (2 Samuel 7: 2). It is
found as both a Jewish and Gentile surname in Europe. In South India
it is used as a given name among Christians, and in the U.S. it has
come to be used as a family name among South Indian Christians.
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