Nathaniel is a variant spelling of Nathanael which comes from a Hebrew male name meaning “God has given”. Nathaniel is also a surname originating from the given name.

Nicknames: Nat, Nathan, Nate

Origin: Hebrew



  • Nathanael (Biblical Greek, Hebrew, English)
  • Nathanial (English)
  • Nathanel (English)
  • Nethanel (Hebrew)
  • Nethaneel (Biblical)
  • Nathanahel (Biblical Latin)
  • Natanail (Bulgarian, Macedonian)
  • Nathanaël (French)
  • Natanaele (Italian)
  • Natanael (Portuguese, Spanish)
  • Nataniel (Portuguese, Spanish)


Female forms:

  • Nathaniela (English)
  • Nathaniella (English)


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