What does Natal mean?
Natal \n(a)-tal\ as a boys' name is of Spanish origin, and the meaning of Natal is "birthday". Refers to the birthday of Jesus, or Christmas. Also a place name for a province in South Africa, which was named Natal because explorer Vasco da Gama first spotted the shore on Christmas Day in 1497.
For more information, see also the related boy name Noel.
Natal is a rare first name for males but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#12590 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Natal and associated names. Noel (#356 in 2014) is the only popular varying form of Natal (#unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of these boy names was at its apex during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.703%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.644%, down 8.4%). Noel (#356) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)