Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Nathan m. Hebrew נָתָן '[God] gave'.

The name of a number of Old Testament characters. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Nathan.

The name came into use among Protestants in the 16th C.

England
Early Modern English
1567 Nathan BEmar-vol1 p. 8
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Nathan". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Nathan.