After Jesus birth in Bethlehem, He went with His parents (after a stop in Egypt) back to their hometown of Nazareth, where He then grew up. In Hebrew the meaning of Nazareth can be translated as "branches". Old Testament prophets have called Jesus the Branch. In the New Testament Jesus speaks of Himself as being the vine, and He calls His followers branches. Branches are supposed to bear fruit. Bearing fruit was the purpose of Jesus' life as well as that of each one of His followers. So, the Branch (Jesus) grew up in/at branches (Nazareth) to tell His branches (disciples) that they will bear much fruit if they remain in Him. By doing so they prove to be disciples of the Nazarene.