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Updated February 8, 2024

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Girl name origins & meanings

  • Latin : Birthday; child born at Christmas

What does Natalie mean and stand for?

The name Natalie is of French origin and means "birthday of the Lord" and is the variation of the French name Natalia. The French name derives from the Latin phrase natale domini.

Syllables: 3

How Popular Is The Name Natalie

Family name origins & meanings

  • French : from the female personal name Natalie, Latin Natalia, derived from natalis (see Noel). This was the name of a saint and martyr, which gave it popularity in the Middle Ages.

Famous people with this first name

Famous people who gave their babies this name


According to Social Security Administration data, Natalie has been consistently popular, remaining in the top 50 since 2000. It has jumped up in down, reaching its peak between 2004 and 2012 when it was in the top 20.

However, it is the 21st most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Isabella was at its peak popularity in December 2020.

Natalie was historically given to girls born around Christmas as the name means "birthday of the Lord." Natalie was originally a French-Russo name, but became Americanized years ago. Celebrities such as Natalie Cole, Natalie Portman, and Natalie Wood have contributed to the popularity of the name. Not to mention, it was the name of Cameron Diaz's character in Charlie's Angels.

Where is it Popular?

Natalie was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Natalie

  • Nat
  • Nattie
  • Tallie

Pairs well with these middle names


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