Nathan, like the similar sounding Ethan, is a name that parents continuously gravitate towards–and it's not hard to see why. It's easy on the tongue, and comes with some really cool historical background. The biblical Nathan was a prophet during the reigns of David and Solomon. Nathan Hale was a courageous American patriot and spy of the Revolutionary War, and one of America's earliest heroes. The name's more formal counterpart Nathaniel, and shorter, breezier Nate are both popular as well.
Actor Nathan Lane, Revolutionary Nathan Hale
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