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Nathaniel (M)>

Nathaniel (male)

Variants:Natanaele (M)
Diminutive(s):Nat (M) Nathan (M)
Pet Name(s):Nattie (M)
Lesser Synonym(s):Dieudonne (M) Matthew (M) Theodore (M)
Can be spelt:Nathanael (M) Nathaneel (M)
Feminine form:Dorothy (F)
Source(s): The Oxford Names Companion, OUP

Hebrew "God has given"; NT John 1:45-49.

Note: Nathaniel has a similar meaning to Dieudonne, Dorothy, Matthew, Theodore and other names.

Nathan is an occasional diminutive of Nathaniel although it is mainly a name in its own right.

The two spelling variants Nathaneel (OT; Numbers 1:8) and Nathanael (AV) were biblical variants which have been little used elsewhere.