Nat, Natty, Nate. And of course, Nate the Great.
Famous people named Nathaniel:
Novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne; actor Nathaniel Parker; singer Nathaniel Adams Coles (aka Nat “King” Cole); rapper Nathaniel Hale (aka Nate Dogg).
There are lots of literary characters named Nathaniel, among them Nathaniel “Natty” Bumppo from James Fenimore Cooper’s Leatherstocking Tales, Nathaniel “Nat” Eaton in Elizabeth George Speare’s The Witch of Blackbird Pond, Sir Nathaniel in Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor’s Lost, and Nathaniel “Nat” Blake in Louisa May Alcott’s Little Men.