name meaning: Nathan \n(a)-than\ as a boy's name is pronounced NAY-than. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Nathan is "God has given". Biblical: Nathan was God's prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. American Revolutionary hero Nathan Hale; critic George Jean Nathan; actor Nathan Lane.
Nathan has 5 variant forms: Nat, Natan, Nate, Nathen and Nathon.
For more information, see also related names Jonathan, Lathan and Nathaniel.
A baby name that sounds like Nathan is Newton.
View a list of the 7 names that reference Nathan.