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Gender: Female Meaning of Natalia: "birthday [of the Lord]" Origin of Natalia: Latin Natalia's Popularity in 2017: #117

The name Natalia is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "birthday [of the Lord]". Natalia is ranked #117 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Saints' Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Heaven / Hell / Purgatory Girls".

From the experts:

More exotic that Natalie, more unusual than Natasha and heard frequently in Spain, Portugal, and the Slavic countries, this is a distinctive, strong but feminine member of the Natalie/Natasha family, with the appealing short form Talia.

Like her cousins, Natalia is a name often given to girls born around Christmas.

Natalie Wood was born Natalia. Other namesakes include renowned Russian-born prima ballerina Natalia Makarova and supermodel Natalia Vodianova.

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Famous People Named Natalia

Saint Natalia of Nicomedia, 4th century martyr
Saint Natalia of Cordoba, 9th century martyr
Natalia Tena, British actress.
Natalia Livingston, American actress
Natalia Noemi Keery-Fisher, English singer
Natalia Goncharova, Russian avant-garde artist
Natalia Poleshchikova, birth name of Natasha Poly, Russian supermodel
Natalia Yurchenko, Soviet gymnast
Natalia Kaliszek, Polish ice dancer
Natalia Aleksandrovna Zabiiako, Russian-Estonian pair skater
Natalia Fedner, American fashion designer & contestant on "Under the Gunn"
Natalia Vodianova, Russian model
Natalia Panzarella, American singer from band Bahari
Natalia Doussopoulos, Greek singer
Natalia Kuziutina, Russian judoka
Natalia Taylor, a YouTuber
Natalia Dyer, American actress
Natalia Sheppard aka MC Tali, New Zealand drum and bass DJ
Natalia Diamante Bryant (b. 2003), daughter of basketball player Kobe Bryant
Natalia Carolla (b. 2006), daughter of TV personality Adam Carolla
Natalia Baker (b. 2007), daughter of Olivia Namath and Edwin Baker; granddaughter of NFL player Joe Namath
Natalia Scout Lee Stafford (b. 2009), daughter of actress Michelle Stafford
Natalia Froch (b. 2013), daughter of boxer Carl Froch and model Rachael Cordingley
Natalia Gaudio, Brazilian rhythmic gymnast
Natalia Koziol, Polish rhythmic gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Natalia

Natalia Arlovskaya, personification of Belarus in anime "Axis Powers: Hetalia"
Natalia Katkov, character in movie "The Luzhin Defence"
Natalia, character in Barbara Cartland's "A Sword to the Heart"
Natalia Korda, character in the game "Resident Evil: Revelations 2"
Natalia Romanova aka Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, character in Marvel Comics
Natalia Dobinski, character in Jenny Nimmo's "The Children of the Red King" series
Natalia Boa Vista, character on TV's "CSI: Miami"
Natalia Rivera Aitoro, character on American soap "Guiding Light"
Natalia, main character in The Time of the Doves by Mercè Rodoreda
Natalia Kaminski, character in the light novel and anime Fate/Zero
Natalia Luzu Kimlasca Lanvaldear, character in the video game Tales of the Abyss
Natalia Shulmenski. character in Laurie Halse Anderson's "Prom"
Natalia Rostova, character in Leo Tolstoy's "War and Peace"
Natalia Borowik, a character in the Polish film series "Ojciec Mateusz" (Father Matthew)
Natalia Rojek (Borejko), a character in the Polish book series "Jeżycjada" written by Małgorzata Musierowicz and main character of one book in these series, "Nutria I Nerwus"
Natalia Boska, a character in the Polish film series "" (

Nataschenka, Nat, Natalie, Nataleea, Natasha, Natascha, Tasha, Tusya, Tasya, Nattie, Natalya, Talia, Tata

Natalia's International Variations

Natella, Talya, Nata, Nataly, Nataliya (Russian) Natalina, Nathalia, Natividad, Navidad (Spanish)


TechnoKitten Says:


Love this name

Bassilly Says:


I knew a girl from Russia called Natalia. Her parents' nick name for her was Natashka. That's how I learned that Natasha/Natashka is basically a nickname for Natalia, and not so much its own name there.

kiera_1225 Says:


I was going to be named Natalia, because I was born on Christmas Day. I would have loved to have the name!

FantasyandPrayer Says:


Beautiful name, if I was going to use a Nat- name as a first name I would definitely pick Natalia, although I actually prefer Natasha for a middle name. Natalia is far more delicate and i prefer a strong middle name. I feel that it's very close to Nathaniel, one of my favourites for a boy though.

justlookinaround Says:


I love this name. I don't have kids yet, but when I do this will be on the top of my list. I think it's beautiful and unique, while still feeling classic.

Agent Nutella Says:


My name is Natalia, I was born in May and in Asia. Here in Singapore, we pronunce Nutella as "Na-tell-a" and my friends used to call me Nutella just because our pronunciation of Nutella sounds similar to Natalia. I really like Nutella so I just embrace it

gypsy666 Says:


My name is Natalia and I went by Natalie for the longest time until my senior year in highschool when I decided to embrace it. Depending on who I'm introducing myself to is what name I go by now. It's a beautiful name but some find it hard to pronounce.

Natalia Says:


My name is Natalia and it's origin is NOT Russian, it's Latin!

malloree Says:


Natalia is the name of one of my best friends and Serbian and Talia, Tali, are adorable!

JustNorthofDreams Says:


I love the name Natalia, plus Tali and Talia are super cute nicknames!

Guest Says:


Sorry, but this name's origin is not Russian, but purely Latin, otherwise it couldn't mean "birthday of the Lord" (Latin: "Natalis domini"). Apart from that, this is one of those few names I've loved since I was little.

Nicole4383 Says:


I think it's a very pretty name.

Alicia1 Says:


I have always loved Natalie, this is even more amazing! Tali is a super cute nn.