Nathaniel

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Nathaniel
Pronunciation /nəˈθænjəl/
Gender Male
Origin
Word/name Hebrew
Meaning "God has given."[1]

Nathaniel (less frequently, Nathanael) is a given name derived from the Greek form of the Hebrew נְתַנְאֵל (Netan'el), meaning "God has given".[2]

The name is borne by an apostle of Christ, according to the Gospel of John (1:45; 21:2).


People bearing this name[edit]

The biblical Nathanael depicted in stained glass.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Hanks, Patrick, et al. Oxford Dictionary of First Names (Second Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Print.
  2. ^ Hanks, Patrick, et al. Oxford Dictionary of First Names (Second Edition). Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006. Print.