Baby Name Popularity, Data, and History


Meaning: God Has Given
Main Origin Language: Hebrew
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In 2017 the name Nathan...

• was given to 7,390 baby boys
• was the 45th most popular name for baby boys
• was 45% less popular than it was ten years ago
• was most popular in California, Connecticut, and Nevada
• was least popular in Nebraska, West Virginia, and Wyoming
• was about as popular as Jaxon and Aaron
Babies Named Nathan Born Per Year
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(In years of less than five births the number born is listed as zero and the rank was set to be the maximum rank)

Historically the name Nathan...

• achieved it's highest popularity in 2004
• achieved it's lowest popularity in 1953
• is 835% more common in the 2010s than it was in the 1950s
• is 11% less common in the 2010s than it was in the 1990s
• has the most similar popularity history to Benjamin, Jamil, Jovan, Shira, Alyson, Ilana
• has the most opposite popularity history to Boyd, Monte, Lindsey, Lenora, Rosalind, Ramona
Rank Popularity of Baby Name Nathan Per State
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Geographically the name Nathan...

• 14% more popular west of the Mississippi than east of the Mississippi
• has the most similar state naming pattern as Anthony, Ryan, Matthew, Juliana, Ariana, Giuliana
• has the most opposite state naming pattern as Braxton, Barrett, Easton, Kynlee, Maci, Josie
Girl Names With Similar Spelling
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Average Age of Benjamin
54 Years
Benjamin is older than 83% of all names
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More information on Nathan by the Baby Name Institute

• How many babies named Nathan are born every second?
• What are the chances a kid named Nathan will be the only kid named Nathan in his class?
• How similar is the naming popularity of Nathan compared to other names?
• How was each statistic for this page calculated?
• How does Nathan rank among the top 2,500 names of the year?
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