What does Natal mean?
Natal /na-tal/ [2 sylls.] 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.
Affiliated boy name: Noel.Kreatif forms: Newtal, Nital, Notal. [more]
How popular is Natal?
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 (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Adoption of this boy name was at its apex during 1970-1979 (usage of 0.703%) and is somewhat lower today (usage 0.644%, ▼8.4%). Noel (#356) is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns among these. (2014 Birth Statistics)