Natalie: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Natalie | Girls
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.
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We have a daughter named Natalie Annastasia. I love her name and she does too! She was named after my Aunt Tilly, although my husband prefers Natalie to Tilly. Annastasia is my Mum's name.
My name is Natalie Nicole I was born in June of 88. I love my name and now am having a very hard time choosing a name for my little one on the way. I am the oldest of five and love my brothers and sisters names just as much as my own. So if you already have a girl named Natalie and are looking for some other ideas these our the names my mother chose for my family. Brock James, " my favorite" Amber Colleen, Kolton Carl, and Lance Gerard. Hope this helps.
- Personal experiences with the name Natalie: | Edit
My name is Natalie, and I was born in 88. I like it; it's rare enough that I've never been "Natalie T." but common enough that people can spell and pronounce it--in my book, a perfect combination.
I liked my name a lot growing up. I'd never met a single Natalie all through school and I've never had issues with people misspelling my name, but it does get shortened to "Nat" or "Nats" a lot. Some make the mistake of taking a whole syllable out and call me "Nat-lee" as well. Also, I've got it in my head now that some people regard Natalie as being a ditzy sort of name. Not sure where I got that idea, but I randomly worry that I won't be taken as seriously. (Born in the 80s during the fall, not Christmas)
As a child I didn't care for my name that much, I guess it didn't bother me for long though. I love my name and love my nicknames just as much. My closest BFF's call me Natty all the time. It makes me feel pretty special since I know it is as unique as Natalie. For those of you who dislike your name, I hope you grow to love it as much as the rest of us Natalie's in the world!
So many people want to spell this name with an "i" after the "t". I've never met anyone that spelled it that way, but I encounter this spelling all the time.
I'm a Natalie and I love my name but no one spells it right. :D
My 9 year old daughter is named Natalie (born in 1999) The Christmas meaning to her name is significant as she was born the day after Christmas.
My name is natalie but everyone thinks it is natili!!!
My name is Natalie, and I dislike it when folks, add an H in it like the cook, or a y at the end, drives me nuts. Ironically I was not born during or around Christmas, but my daughter was.
My name is Natalie also and I was NOT born near Christmas, which is ironic. It gets misspelled a lot, which is weird because Natalie is a common name. I used to hate it when I was little because it is/was so common. Now I'm sort of starting to warm up to it, but I think it's kind of pedestrian.
I HATE my name. Everyone automatically shortens it to Nat; which sounds like the annoying bug. I go by Allie and have since Jr. High. I equate the nickname to Patrick being called Rick. I never thought of using Talie, but I like that alternative too. As long as you don't call me Nat. :o)
I have a friend of Natalie who's nickname is Nat and I LOVE it, I'm so endeared to the name Nat, I considered Natalie for one of my own daughters (husband didn't like it). I suppose a nickname like Nat could go ither way but I think it's adorable!
-My name is Natalie, I think its pretty good, for some reason my friends call me Naala and have for as long as I can remember. I used to work as a receptionist and got call Melanie a lot over the phone, so that was kind of annoying. Overall, Natalie is a solid name.
My name is Natalie Nicole, I love my name :) it gets annoying though, when people over think how to spell it. I have gotten Natilie, Natale, Natlie, and my favorite- Nathalie. Nathalie really puzzles me because I've only ever met one person who spelled it like that and it is a really rare spelling. But I love my name and I love all the nicknames that come with it. The only issue I have is that since my first and middle names are similar people tend to switch them, but I don't care.
My name is Natalie and I like it even though I hate the letter t. I have many many nicknames, most of them creative, but my best friend always calls me Nat. I'm not crazy about it, but nicknames always make me feel close to people, so I don't discourage them. My family members call me Natty, which my friend Andrew has determined is my rapper name. It's the everygirl name and I like because it can really be anything.
- Nicknames for Natalie: | Edit
Nat*, Nattie, Natty, Nattie Nat, Tali, Talie, Nati, Nats, Natie, Nanie,Tilly, Nikki, Nik-NAK, Nat-Nat, Gnat(as in bug), Nateelia, Allie, Naala, Nay, Nay-Nay, Nattack,Natattack, Nali, Allie, Lee, Nat-Rat.
*Some Natalies do not like being called Nat.
Ooo I have some new ones. My friends call me Natal, Nataliad, Nathanlie, Rat along with many of the above names.
- Meanings and history of the name Natalie: | Edit
Natalie means "born on Christmas".
There is also the name "Natálie" which is the Czechian form of Natalie. You can find this name on the Czech Republic Name Day Calendar: http://www.myczechrepublic.com/czech_culture/czech_name_days/dimf.html
- 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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Global Popularity of the Name Natalie
- #2 in Czech Republic
- #13 in United States
- #36 in Canada (British Columbia)
- #38 in Austria
- #42 in Canada (Alberta)
- #60 in Australia (Victoria)
- #68 in Australia (New South Wales)
- #79 in Norway
- #114 in Scotland