Natalie Name Meaning & Origin
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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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 because it is what most of my friends call me. I also like the fact that there are rarely problems with the pronunciation.
I like it, it's a nice name and not too common.
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Nat, Natty, Tally, Natta, Atty, Atta, Allie
- Meanings and history of the name Natalie: | Edit
The name Natalie derives from the Latin word "natalis" which means "birthday". The Greek word "anatoly" to which "natalis" is related, means "sunrise" so the name Natalie etomologically means 'start', 'born' or 'sunrise'. The meaning of Natalie can also be interpreted as "born at Christmas".
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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 Alvarado - American singer
- Natalie in song, story & screen: | Edit
The Journey of Natty Gann, 1985
Natalie Teeger, character on "Monk"
Natalie Green, character on the sitcom "The Facts of Life"
Natalie by Josh Kelley
Believe Me Natalie by The Killers
Natalie by Bruno Mars
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