Natalie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Natalie

Natalie

Pronunciation: NA-tə-lee (key)

Origin of the name Natalie:

From the Latin Natalia, a name derived from diēs nātālis (natal day, Christmas), which was originally given to children born on Christmas Day.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

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Comments and insights on the name Natalie: | Edit

Actually the name 'Natalie' (as well as Natalia, and Natasha) comes from the Latin word 'Natalis' which means 'Birthday' (hence it's use in the Latin phrase relating to the whole christmas thing). The Greek word 'Anatoly'(from which the country Anatolia is named) to which 'Natalis' is related, means 'Sunrise' so the name Natalie etomologically is effectively saying 'start' or 'born' or 'sunrise' it has no specific meaning relating to christmas, except for that one Latin phrase which is common in bibles, and which is why it is popular.

Personal experiences with the name Natalie: | Edit

My name is Natalie and I like it, but I don't like the fact that it means "born at Christmas" because I was born in August. I have had a few teachers and friends ask if I was born in December. I think the name suits me pretty well, and there are only 2 or 3 girls named Natalie at my school. I really like the nickname Nat, it is what most of my friends call me. I also like the fact that there are rarely pronunciation problems.

Nicknames for Natalie: | Edit

Nat, Nattie, Natty, Nanna, Nats, Nanie, Talie, Tilly, Nikki, Nay, Ali, Nat Attack

Meanings and history of the name Natalie: | Edit

Natalie means "born on Christmas".

Famous real-life people named Natalie: | Edit

Natalie Portman, American actress
Natalie Cole, American singer
Natalie Wood, American actress
Natalie Imbruglia, Australian singer
Natalie Maines, American musician
Natalie Merchant, American musician
Natalie Dormer, English actress
Natalie (born Natalie Nicole Alvarado), American R&B singer
Natalie is the middle name of British actress Maggie Smith

Natalie in song, story & screen: | Edit

The Journey of Natty Gann... movie 1985
Natalie Teeger, character on "Monk"
Natalie Green, character on the 1980s sitcom "The Facts of Life"
"Natalie," song by Josh Kelley
"Believe Me Natalie," song by the Killers
"Natalie," a song by Bruno Mars

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