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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.


Variations

Natal has 4 variants: Natale, Natalino, Natalio and Nataly.

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


Popularity

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)

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

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


Similar Names

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

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