The meaning of the name “Natalie” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: The name Natalie is derived from the Late Latin name Natalia, which means “born on Christmas” and from the Italian "natale," meaning "birthday". Originally it was a name given mostly to female children who were born the 25th of December, but this tradition was gradually broken and now the name is not exclusive to December babies. In this way it is similar to the male name Emmanuel (or Immanuel), meaning “God with us”, that is also traditionally given to male children born on Christmas day.
Natalie is a name that is used around the world; therefore it has some variations from country to country. The commonly used variants are Natalia, Nataliya (Ukraine), Nathalie (France), Natasha or Natalya (Russia), and Natalka (Poland). An alternate spelling of the name in English is Natalee. Some common ways the name is misspelled include Nadalie, Nataleigh, or Natelie. Some people like to use nicknames like Nat, Allie, or Lee-Lee when they have this name.
The popularity of the name has been high for decades in many countries. It has been in the top 100 baby name for girls list in the USA since 1976 and was ranked as the 23rd most popular girl’s name in the USA in 2014, as well as the 53rd most popular in Canada and the 96th most popular in Australia. The name peeked in popularity in 2008 when it was ranked the 13th most popular name in the US, while it saw its lowest recorded popularity in 1880.
Many famous people share the name Natalie. This includes American actress Natalie Portman, jazz singer Natalie Cole, singer Natalie Grant, singer Natalie Imbruglia, singer Natalie Appleton, TV host Natalie Pinkham, the English actress Natalie Dormer and swimmer Natalie Coughlin.
It can also be found on the big screen with characters like Natalie Teeger of the show Monk and Natalie Green from The Facts of Life.
Pronunciation: (NAT ah lee) Form of:Natalia Celebrity Names & Famous real-life people:
Natalie Portman, an actress with dual American and Israeli citizenship and Natalie Wood.
Considering Natalie as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Natalie for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Natalie is a girl name.
The name Natalie is of Slavic origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, French speaking countries, German speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Natalie we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Natalie Name Meaning
The meaning of Natalie has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Natalie are:
American meaning: Born at Christmas
French meaning: Born at Christmas
Latin meaning: To be born
Slavic meaning: Birthday, child born at Christmas
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Natalie and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Natalie and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Natalie is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Natalie Categories
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Popularity of the Name Natalie
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Natalie displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Natalie Boy Name Popularity Chart
Natalie Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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