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Meaning of Nathan

Na•than

Pronunciation: (nā'thun), [key]
— n.
  1. a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. II Sam. 12; I Kings 1:34.
  2. 1882–1958, U.S. drama critic, author, and editor.
  3. 1894–1985, U.S. novelist and poet.
  4. a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “gift.”
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.