Meaning and Origin of: Nathan
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Boy name origins & meanings:
- Hebrew : God's gift
- Hebrew : Gift of God
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Family name origins & meanings:
- Jewish, English, and German : from the Biblical Hebrew personal nameNatan ‘given’ (i.e. by God). Sometimes this is also a Jewish short form of Jonathan or Nathaniel. The personal name was comparatively rare among non-Jews in the Middle Ages (although always common among Jews); as a modern surname it is most frequently Jewish.