Its source is Netanyahu, a Hebrew name meaning "God has given."
This boy's name is used in Greek.
The name Nathanael ranked 438th in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 1121st in popularity for males of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
In Christian scripture, this was the name of one of Christ's disciples. It is believed that he was most commonly indentified by the surname Bartholomew, an Aramic-derived patronymic meaning ''son of Talmai.''