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What is The Meaning of the Name Natalie?

By Emma Davies


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The name Natalie means ‘birthday of the Lord’ or ‘Christmas’ and is of Latin origin. It is also a variation of the popular name Natalia which is also of Latin origin and has a similar meaning.

What is The Meaning of the Name Natalie

Natalie has been used for many centuries with the first recorded documentation of the name being used dating back to the 4th century. She was the wife of the martyr Saint Adrian of Nicomedia in Turkey but she was also venerated as a saint which meant the name became very popular with Eastern Christians.

  • Natalie Name Origin: Latin
  • Natalie Name Meaning: Birthday of the Lord/ Christmas
  • Pronunciation: NAT-uh-lee
  • Gender: This name is most commonly used as a girl’s name

How Popular is the Name Natalie

Natalie has always been quite popular and has been on the Social Security Administration’s list of top 1,000 girls’ names since 1900, now that’s a long time!

Its popularity has fluctuated since then hitting its lowest ranking in 1901 when it was number 598 on the list. It sat comfortably in the 200s in the 40s but later lost some ground and fell to spot 447 in 1955.

Now you might think it stayed around the 400 mark after the 50s but it actually rose again to number 247 again in 1959. Its popularity only grew from here as it hit its highest spot on the list in 2008 at number 13.

We weren’t lying when we said this name’s popularity changes through time as it now sits at number 51 but we have no doubt about the fact that this will change very soon.

Variations of the Name Natalie

Have you fallen in love with the name Natalie but something is holding you back from committing 100%? Well, let’s see if we can help you out with that and take a look at some variations of the name.

NataliaChristmas daySpanish
NatashaBorn on Christmas day, birthday of the LordRussian
NathalieBirth of the LordFrench

Other Brilliant Latin Girls Names

How about another beautiful Latin girl’s name that goes with Natalie for a sibling or middle name?

AvaBirdlike, lively
IsabellaGod is my oath
EmilyRival, persuasive
GloriaImmortal glory, fame, honor

Alternative Girls Names Starting With N

Are you maybe looking for some other names to go with Natalie but want to stick to the theme of names starting with N?

NoraShining lightLatin

Famous People Named Natalie

As we stated above, this name fluctuated in popularity but always stayed in the top 1000 names so let’s take a look at some of the famous people that share this name.

  • Natalie Portman – American-Israeli actress and filmmaker.
  • Natalie Wood – American actress.
  • Natalie Wynn – American YouTuber.
  • Natalie Nunn – American reality TV personality.
  • Natalie Merchant – American musician.
  • Natalie Cole – American singer, voice actress, songwriter, and actress.