Gender: Female Meaning of Natalia: "birthday [of the Lord]" Origin of Natalia: Latin Natalia's Popularity in 2019: #103

Natalia Origin and Meaning

The name Natalia is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "birthday [of the Lord]".

Natalia was derived from the Latin word natalis, meaning “birthday.” It refers to the birthday of Jesus Christ, and thus originated as a name for girls born on Christmas Day. Related forms include the French Natalie, Portuguese Natalina, and Russian diminutive Natasha.

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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Rank in US: #103

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Famous People Named Natalia

Pop Culture References for the name Natalia

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