What does Natalie mean?
Natalie \n(a)-ta-lie\ as a girls' name is pronounced NAT-a-lee. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Natalie is "birthday". Refers to the birthday of Christ, or Christmas. French form of Natalya. There was a fourth-century Saint Natalia. The "h" is silent in the French form Nathalie; some American variants (like Nathalee) are phonetically spelled to retain the "h" sound. Actresses Natalie Wood, Natalie Portman; singer Natalie Cole.
Natalie▲ has 46 variants: Nastassja, Nat, Nata, Natala, Natale, Natalea, Nataleah, Natalee▼, Nataleen, Nataleigh, Natalene, Natali, Natalia▲, Natalina, Natalina, Nataline, Nataliya, Nataliya, Natalja, Natalka, Natalle, Natallia, Natallie, Nataly▼, Natalya▼, Natasha▼, Natelie, Nately, Nathalee, Nathalia▼, Nathalie▲, Nathaliely, Nathalija, Nathaly▲, Natilee, Natilie, Natividad▼, Natka, Nattie, Nattilie, Natty, Nettie▼, Talia▲, Talya, Tasha▼ and Tashie.
For more information, see also the related girl name Christmas.
Natalie has 1 masculine form: Christmas.
Natalie is a very popular first name for women (#216 out of 4276, Top 5%) and a slightly less popular surname for both adults and children (#69730 out of 88799, Top 79%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Natalie for girls. Natalie reached its apex position of #13 in the U.S. in 2008, and is at #23 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Natalie and associated names. Natalia (#111 last year), Talia (#330), Natasha (#644), Nathalie (#645), Nataly (#744), Nathaly (#781), Natalee (#835), Natalya (#998), Tasha, Nathalia, Natividad and Nettie are the prominent varying forms of Natalie (#23 last year) appearing in the Top 1000. These girl names reached the apex of their popularity in the year 2006 and are somewhat less popular today, with forms like Nataly, Natalee, Natalya, Natasha and Tasha falling out of style. The more fashionable baby names in this list are Talia (#330), Nathaly (#781), Natalie (#23), Natalia (#111) and Nathalie (#645), with Nathalie going through a rekindling in popularity. (2014 Birth Statistics)