Girl Names baby nameNatalie

What does the name Natalie mean?

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
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.