Meaning and Origin of Nathaniel - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Nathaniel

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Gift of God

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • 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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