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 on this name, 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 also a very popular surname for both adults and children (#32380 out of 150436, Top 22%). (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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)
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). These girl names reached the apex of their popularity in 2006 (usage of 0.4095%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2992%, down 27%), with forms like Nataly, Natalee, Natalya, Natasha and Nettie 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. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Natalie and associated names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Statistics, 2014)