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PronouncedPron.NAT-ə-lee English
NA-ta-lee German

Meaning & History

From the Late Latin name Natalia, which meant "Christmas Day" from Latin natale domini. This was the name of the wife of the 4th-century martyr Saint Adrian of Nicomedia. She is venerated as a saint in the Orthodox Church, and the name has traditionally been more common among Eastern Christians than those in the West. It was popularized in America by actress Natalie Wood (1938-1981), who was born to Russian immigrants.
VariantsNatalee, Natalia, Natille English Natalia, Nathalie German Natalia, Nathalie Dutch Natalia, Nathalie Swedish Natalia, Nathalie Danish Natalia, Nathalie Norwegian
DiminutiveNat English
Other Languages & CulturesLatasha, Natisha African American Natalija, Nataša Croatian Natálie Czech Nathalie, Natacha French Natalia Georgian Natalia Greek Natália Hungarian Natalia Italian Natalia Late Roman Natālija Latvian Natalija, Nataša Macedonian Natalia, Natalka, Natasza Polish Natália, Natacha Portuguese Nathália Portuguese (Brazilian) Natalia Romanian Natalia, Nataliya, Natalya, Nata, Natali, Natasha, Tasha Russian Natalija, Nataša Serbian Natália Slovak Natalija, Nataša Slovene Natalia Spanish Natalia, Nataliya, Natali, Natalka Ukrainian
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Entry updated August 16, 2017   Contribute