French variation of Russian Natalia
"birthday of the Lord"

Natalie Origin and Meaning

The name Natalie is a girl's name of French origin meaning "birthday of the Lord".

Natalie—a Franco-Russian name—became Americanized years ago and is one of those surprising names that's always ranked among the girls' Top 1000 names in the US.

An Old Lady Name in the 1950s, Natalie reversed course and has been more popular than ever in this century, though it's fallen off a bit from its peak in 2008.

Natalie is the French variation of Natalia, a name originally derived from the Latin phrase natale domini, meaning "birthday of the Lord." It was historically given to girls born around Christmas for this reason.

Natalie was Cameron Diaz's character in Charlie's Angels, and was attached to first Natalie Wood, then Natalie Cole (named for her father), and now Natalie Portman.

Along with Cole, Natalie has other musical ties to singers—Maines, Imbruglia and Merchant -- and to a not too flattering hit song by Bruno Mars.

Natalie has been a TV regular ranging from the lovable character on the old The Facts of Life, to Monk to Orange is the New Black.

Nathalie is an additional, though less common, spelling of the name.

# 63 in the US

Natalie Rank in US Top 1000

# 272 on Nameberry

Natalie Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Natalie Popularity

Famous People Named Natalie

  • Natalie Portman(born Neta,Lee Hershlag), Israeli,born American actress
  • Natalie Maria ColeAmerican musician
  • Natalie Wood (born Natalia Nikolaevna Zacharenko)American actress
  • Natalie Jane ImbrugliaBritish,Australian singer,songwriter and model
  • Natalie Jane Appleton (Howlett)Canadian musician and actress
  • Natalie Louise Maines (Pasdar)American singer,songwriter and activist
  • Natalie Anne MerchantAmerican singer,songwriter and musician
  • Natalie DormerEnglish actress
  • Natalie Tyler TranAustralian vlogger, actress, comedian, and writer
  • Natalie Anne CoughlinAmerican swimmer and Olympic medalist
  • Natalie MoralesRhodes, American journalist
  • Natalie Louise BlairAustralian actress
  • Natalie DuranAmerican rock climber
  • Natalie D. RichardsAmerican author
  • Natalie RooneyNew Zealand sport shooter
  • Natalie MadsenAmerican actress in YouTube sketch comedy show Studio C
  • Natalie Bouader Shook (b. 2013)daughter of actress Shiri Appleby and Jon Shook
  • Natalie Kate Nadeau (b. 2003)daughter of NASCAR driver Jerry Nadeau
  • Natalie Maria Stroud (b. 1994)daughter of singer Cheryl Baker of Bucks Fizz; twin of sister Kyla Olivia
  • Natalie Mia Suk (b. 1996)daughter of tennis player Cyril Suk
  • Natalie Noone (b. 1985)daughter of singer Peter Noone of Herman's Hermits
  • Natalie Curtis (b. 1979)daughter of singer Ian Curtis of Joy Division
  • Natalie Foremandaughter of boxer and entrepreneur George Foreman
  • Natalie Bidengranddaughter of US VP Joe Biden, daughter of late Beau Biden
  • Natalie HermannGerman rhythmic gymnast
  • Natalie SchaferAmerican actress
  • Natalie Wynn aka ContrapointsYouTube personality
  • Natalie NunnAmerican reality TV personality
  • Natalie HadekInstagram Model, called "the hottest Instagirl of the moment" on March 10, 2020 by DiarioDeMexico USA Newspaper
  • Nata Lee aka Natasha (b. 1999) Russian model on Instagram

Natalie in Pop Culture

  • Natalie Greencharacter on TV's "The Facts of Life"
  • Natalie Goodmancharacter in musical "Next to Normal"
  • Natalie TeegerMonk's assistant on TV's "Monk"
  • Natalie Figueroacharacter on TV's "Orange is the New Black"
  • Natalie Connorsfrom the movie "Agent Cody Banks"
  • Nataliecharacter in 'The House Bunny' played by Emma Stone
  • Natalie Ortizcharacter on TV's "Chasing Life"
  • Natalie Priorthe mother of Tris and Caleb Prior in the "Divergent" trilogy
  • Natalie Snydercharacter from American soap "As the World Turns"
  • Natalie Kabracharacter in the 39 Clues series
  • "Believe Me Natalie" song by the Killers
  • Nataliesong by Bruno Mars
  • Natalie Jastrowcharacter in the TV mini series' 'The Winds of War ' and 'War and remembrance '

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