- a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. II Sam. 12; I Kings 1:34.
- George Jean,1882–1958, U.S. drama critic, author, and editor.
- Robert,1894–1985, U.S. novelist and poet.
- a male given name: from a Hebrew word meaning “gift.”
Examples from the Web for nathan
Former RSD instructor Nathan Kole says he saw firsthand how this “alpha male” marketing can damage students.The Secret World of Pickup Artist Julien Blanc
December 1, 2014
Robin Williams and Nathan Lane play lovers—life partners, really.Out of the Birdcage: How Mike Nichols Made Gay Culture Mainstream
November 20, 2014
Victorious Republican Gov. Nathan Deal boasted of his progress in reducing the number of incarcerated black men in Georgia.How’d the GOP Win? By Running Left
November 6, 2014
Meanwhile, Gov. Nathan Deal trounced his opponent, Jason Carter, 55 percent to 42 percent.Georgia Democrats Fall Hard
November 5, 2014
The Department of National Defense identified the soldier that had been shot Wednesday as Cpl. Nathan Cirillo.How Big Is the Canadian Terrorists’ Network?
Tim Mak, Eli Lake, Jacob Siegel
October 23, 2014
The name of angel is given to the prophet Nathan, who reproved David for his sin.The Phantom World
The thought of Nathan the Wise was indeed as a fiery scourge.
No one had ever told him that "Nathan der Weise" was thus afflicted.
It was Nathan Graves, with whom Frank was destined to have some unpleasant experiences.
He looked toward it, but the face that he saw was not that of Nathan Graves.
- Old Testament a prophet at David's court (II Samuel 7:1–17; 12:1–15)
Word Origin and History for nathan
masc. proper name, biblical prophet, from Hebrew Nathan, literally "he has given," from verb nathan, related to mattan "gift."