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Meaning and name origin

Natal \n(a)-tal\ as a boy's 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.


Natal has 4 variant forms: Natale, Natalino, Natalio and Nataly.

For more information, see also the related boy name Noel.


Natal is not a popular first name for males but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9001 out of 88799, Top 10%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Natal and its variant forms. The only popular variation form ranked in the Top 1000/100 is Noel (#356). (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Noel in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Noel outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Nata and Natan. Like Natal, these names are not commonly used.