Nathaniel is a dignified name with an illustrious history. In the Bible, he is one of Jesus’ twelve disciples (also referred to as Bartholomew.) Author Nathaniel Hawthorne wrote the high school classroom staple The Scarlett Letter. Then there is famed jazz musician Nat King Cole. Whatever your inspiration, Nathaniel, and it’s many nickname potentials (Nat, Nathan, Nate, just to name a few) is a name you can’t go wrong with.