Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Nathaniel m. Hebrew נְתַנְאֵל 'God has given'.

The name of a New Testament apostle. Wycliffite Bible (1395): Nathanael.

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

1580 Nathaniel (nom) Reg-KirkElla p. 10
1574 Nathanael AuFr Dale; 1576 Nathanael ibid. Eduwarts; 1582 Nataneel ibid. Pijferoen; 1583 Nathanael ibid. Geerards; 1586 Nathanael ibid. Schullers, Nathanial ibid. Meteren; 1587 Nathanael ibid. Willemsz; 1591 Nathaniel ibid. Damme; 1593 Nathanael ibid. Helen; 1595 Nathaniel ibid. Cambier; 1597 Nathaniel ibid. p. 85; 1598 Nathanael ibid. Jansen
Early Modern English
1563 Nathaniell StAnthonlin p. 15; 1568 Nathaniell ibid. p. 19; 1590 Nathaniell RegBath p. 9; 1594 Nathaniell ibid. p. 10; 1596 Nathaniell StAnthonlin p. 38
Middle French
1599 Nathanaël WCS p. 53
Middle Low German
1524x1532 Nanu (nom) Saareste1923a p. 104, Nany (gen) Saareste1923b p. 137, Nhaen (nom) ibid. p. 138, Nhan (nom) ibid. p. 139, Nhaͣen (nom) ibid. p. 139, naen (nom) ibid. p. 139, nhaͤn (nom) ibid. p. 137; 1592 nan Tiik1977 p. 286
Middle French
1572 Nathanaël RegPCC-1 p. 513
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Nathaniel". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Nathaniel.