[ 3 syll. na-ta-lie, nat-al-ie ] The baby girl name Natalie is pronounced in English as NAED-ah-Liy, in French as NaeT-ae-LIY, or in German as NAA-Taa-Liy †. Natalie's language of origin is Latin. It is predominantly used in English, French, and German. The name Natalie means 'born on Christmas'. It is a biblical name from natalis which means 'birthday' ; natale domini 'birthday of the Lord' ; noël 'Christmas'. The name is derived ultimately of the Latin natalis and natale domini. The name has traditionally been popular in Russia in the form Natalya, often given to girls born during the Christmas season. The name was introduced into England at the end of the 19th century, and it is today commonly found outside Russia. Natalie is the feminine form of the Spanish, English, and German Noel.
The name Natalie is widely used; it has 84 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Nadalia, Nadalie, Nasia, Natala, Natalea, Nataleah, Natalee, Nataleen, Natalene, Nataley, Nataliee, Natalina (also used in German and Italian), Nataline, Natalja, Natalka (also used in Russian), Natalle (also used in French), Natallia, Natasha (also used in Russian), Natelee, Nately, Nathalea, Nathalee, Nathalia, Nathaliely, Nathalija, Nati (also used in Spanish), Natica, Natilee, Natili, and Natilie. Other English forms include the shortenings Nat, Talia (also used in Spanish), and Tally, the diminutives Natie, Natty, and Tashie, and the spelling variants Nataleigh, Natali, Natallie, Nataly, Natelie, Nathalie (also used in French, and German), and Nathaly.
Forms used in foreign languages include Nacia (Polish), Nastassja (Russian), Natacha (French and Spanish), Natale (Italian), Natalia (Czech, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian), Natalija (Russian), Nataliya (Russian), Natalí (Spanish), Natalya (Russian and Slavic), Natasa (Czech and Slavic), Natascha (German and Russian), Natasja (Scandinavian), Natália (Hungarian and Portuguese), Nathália (Portuguese), Natka (Polish), Neda (Slavic), Tasha (Russian and Spanish), Tashina (Russian), Tashka (Russian), Taska (Russian), Tasya (Russian), Tata (Russian), Tuska (Russian), and Tusya (Russian). The shortenings Nata (Polish, Russian, and Slavic) and Talya (Russian) are other foreign forms.
Natalie is a very popular baby girl name. The name grew in popularity from the 1900s up to the 2000s. Its usage peaked in 2005 with 0.529% of baby girls being named Natalie. It had a ranking of #18 then. The baby name has experienced a decline in frequency since then. In 2016, it ranked at #31 with a usage of 0.321%, but it was nevertheless the most popular among all girl names in its family. Natalie was twice as popular as the 2nd most popular name, Natalia, in 2016.
Baby names that sound like Natalie include Natale, Nataleigh, Nataley, Natali, Nathalie, Nandalee, Nandalei, Nandaleigh, Nandaley, Nandali, Nandalie, Nandaly, Natalee, Natalia, Natallie, Nataly, Natalya, Natelee, Natelie, and Nathalee.
† Pronunciation for Natalie: N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; D as in "day (D.EY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)" ; L as in "lay (L.EY)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)"
Details of famous persons named Natalie:
Actress Natalie Portman, born Natalie Hershlag 9 June 1981, Jerusalem, Israel.
Actress Natalie Wood, born Natalia Zakharenko 20 July 1938 - 29 November 1981, San Francisco, California.
Country Musician Natalie Maines, born 14 October 1974, Lubbock, Texas.
Golfer Natalie Gulbis, born 7 January 1983, Sacramento, California.
Singer Macy Gray, born Natalie Renee McIntyre September 6, 1967, Canton, Ohio.