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The name Nathan is of Hebrew origin, and means gift or given.  The table below indicates the number of times the name Nathan has been given to baby boys in recent years.  The last 125 years refers to 1880 through 2004; last year refers to 2004.  The rank and count values are based on U.S. Social Security Administration counts for the one thousand most popular names given to baby boys in each of these years. 

Cumulative Usage Chart for the Name Nathan
Use of the Name Nathan for Boys During the Last ...
125 Years 50 Years 25 Years 10 Years 5 Years 2 Years 1 Year
399,089 366,865 279,756 121,843 66,773 27,979 14,407
The table below indicates the number of times the name Nathan has been given to baby boys and baby girls each year, from 1880 through 2004.  A blank entry indicates that the name did not rank among the top one thousand names given to boys or girls, respectively, during the specified year.

Yearly Usage Chart for the Name Nathan
  Used as a Boy Name Used as a Girl Name
Year RankCount RankCount
1880115114  
188113691  
1882124113  
188313293  
1884141100  
1885132103  
1886115136  
1887125106  
1888124129  
1889117121  
1890131110  
1891131106  
1892118144  
1893132114  
1894126127  
1895136119  
1896151110  
1897119139  
189816799  
1899141112  
1900126186  
1901128131  
1902136143  
1903128146  
1904148131  
1905131168  
1906140148  
1907136176  
1908137178  
1909129209  
1910136242  
1911108348  
1912120577  
1913127613  
1914124849  
1915139916  
1916143903  
1917148881  
1918150951  
1919160846  
1920172816  
1921186749  
1922186747  
1923187736  
1924203682  
1925219614  
1926206667  
1927210633  
1928235549  
1929239513  
1930233541  
1931260435  
1932243486  
1933259414  
1934246468  
1935248466  
1936244463  
1937260434  
1938233512  
1939248469  
1940242500  
1941244522  
1942254522  
1943244576  
1944261509  
1945269485  
1946272554  
1947272615  
1948266619  
1949251660  
1950241754  
1951223862  
1952229849  
1953237816  
1954224959  
1955231950  
19562211,094  
19572151,220  
19582121,245  
19592071,371  
19601901,627  
19611991,479  
19621991,529  
19631941,540  
19641871,497  
19651811,417  
19661791,423  
19671801,435  
19681631,650  
19691551,901  
19701302,543  
19711043,030  
1972793,507  
1973634,723  
1974535,823  
1975467,052  
1976398,604  
1977369,871  
1978369,868  
19793710,710  
19803611,105  
19813611,240  
19823610,793  
19834010,529  
19843810,592  
19854010,631  
1986439,988  
1987459,898  
19884410,134  
19894310,900  
19904410,924  
19914210,491  
19924410,132  
19934110,186  
19944010,370  
19953910,295  
19963710,273  
19973410,424  
19983411,559  
19993212,519  
20003013,001  
20013112,608  
20022813,185  
20032713,572  
20042014,407  
Totals:  399,089 0

During the last 125 years, parents have used Nathan as a boy's name nearly 100% of the time and hardly ever as a girl's name. 

See the Social Security card applications information for qualifiers about the data shown on this page.


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