A biblical name meaning 'He that God has given' (i.e. 'God's gift') in Hebrew. This was the name of the prophet who had the courage to reproach King David for arranging the death of Uriah the Hittite in battle, in order to get his wife (Bathsheba). It was also the name of one of David's own sons.

Nowadays Nathan is used as a shortening of Nathaniel or Jonathan. It can be further shortened to simply Nate.

It is also the name of our fearless leader.

Other (and perhaps clearer) meanings of Nathan are:

  • gift of God (meaning gift from God, or God's gift [to others])
  • gift

Nathan is currently a name that isn't over used (like Joe and Susan are). Lets keep it that way.

My first name is Nathan. If you have a problem with that, just contact me, and I'll promptly ignore you.

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