Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Nathanael

gender = Male
meaning = Gift of God
region = Western
origin = Hebrew
related names = Nathaniel, Nathan, Nate
footnotes =

Nathanael is a male given name that means "gift of God" (from Hebrew "natan" "(he) have given" + "el" "God").

It may be spelled in various fashions including Nathaniel and Nathanial. Nathanael is also commonly shortened to Nathan, Nate or .

Famous people with this name

* Nathanael — In the Gospel of John, one of the Twelve Apostles; usually identified with Bartholomew of the other gospels.
* Nathaniel Bowditch — mathematician, author of the "American Practical Navigator", and father of modern maritime navigation
* Nathanael Greene - a Major General of the Continental Army in the American Revolutionary War and a major player in the Battle of Guilford Court House
* Nathaniel Hawthorne — author of "The Scarlet Letter"
* Nathaniel Stern - interdisciplinary artist
* Nathaniel Parker - Actor

Fictional characters

* Nathaniel (Bartimaeus trilogy) — a character in Jonathan Stroud's "Bartimaeus Trilogy"
* Nathaniel, character in "Enchanted" (2007 film)
*Nate Archibald (Gossip Girl) - also known as Nathaniel Fitzwilliam Archibald, a character in the best selling Gossip Girl book series
* Nathaniel "Natty" Bumppo - the main character in James Fenimore Cooper's novel "The Last of The Mohicans"
*Nathaniel Fisher, sr. and his son Nathaniel "Nate" Fisher, Jr. — characters in the television series "Six Feet Under"
* Nathaniel Taggart - character in Ayn Rand's "Atlas Shrugged"

See also


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  • Nathanael — • One of the first disciples of Jesus, to Whom he was brought by his friend Philip Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Nathanael     Nathanael      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Nathanael — (dt. [naˈtaːnaeːl]; engl. [nəˈθænjəl]) ist ein männlicher Vorname, verwandt mit Jonathan. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Herkunft und Bedeutung 2 Bekannte Namensträger …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Nathanael — [nə than′yəl, nə than′ē əl] n. [LL(Ec) < Gr(Ec) Nathanaēl < Heb nĕthan ēl, lit., God has given] 1. a masculine name: dim. Nat: also sp. Nathaniel 2. Bible one of the disciples of Jesus: John 1:45: see also BARTHOLOMEW …   English World dictionary

  • Nathanăel — (d.i. Gottesgabe), 1) aus Kana in Galiläa, derselbe ist identisch mit dem Apostel Bartholomäus, s.d. 2) Joannes, in der zweiten Hälfte des 16. Jahrh. Presbyter u. Ökonomos in Constantinopel, einer der orthodoxen Dogmatiker der Griechischen… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Nathanaël — Nathanaël, eine dem Johanneischen Evangelium (1, 45–52; 21, 2) eigentümliche Gestalt, das Ideal eines Jüngers darstellend …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Nathanael — Nathanăel (hebr., »Gottgegebener«), aus Kana in Galiläa, ein nur im Johannesevangelium erwähnter Jünger Jesu (Joh. 1, 46 fg.; 21, 2) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Nathanael — Nathanael, s. Bartholomäus …   Herders Conversations-Lexikon

  • Nathanaël — Philippe et Nathanaël par W.J. Morgon (1910) D après l Évangile selon Jean | Jn 1. 45 51, Nathanaël est un galiléen appelé par Jésus pour devenir son disciple. Nathanael signifie « …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nathanael — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Nathanael peut faire référence à : Nathanaël, l un des disciples de Jésus, Nathanael West Nathanael Herreshoff Nathanael Pringsheim Nathaniel est un… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Nathanael — A disciple [[➝ disciples]] greeted by Jesus as an Israelite without guile (John 1:47) in an obvious reference to Israel (Jacob) of Genesis, who was notoriously a deceiver. Jacob dreamt of a ladder from earth to heaven (Gen. 28:12) and Jesus tells …   Dictionary of the Bible

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