Nathaniel is a dignified name with an illustrious history. In the Bible, he is one of Jesus’ twelve disciples (also referred to as Bartholomew.) Author Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the high school classroom staple The Scarlett Letter. Then there is famed jazz musician Nat King Cole. Whatever your inspiration, Nathaniel, and it’s many nickname potentials (Nat, Nathan, Nate, just to name a few) is a name you can’t go wrong with.


  • hebrew: Gift from God


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 3

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Author Nathaniel Hawthorne, Musician Nat King Cole, General Nathaneal Greene

Celebrity Babies:

Son of Bing Crosby, Son of Paul Weller, Son of Barbara Mandrell