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meaning:Army Ruler
origin: English


Origin: French

Meaning: Born on Christmas Day

This pretty name, derived from the Latin for Christmas Day (as in, “natal day”), is a subtle way to honor a December baby…or a perfectly suitable name for a girl of any religion, born at any time of year. The reference is so quiet that there’s really nothing strange about a Jewish Natalie born in July. It’s been consistently used for at least the last decade, with a quick and steady rise starting in the ’50s. If its current peak position is a turnoff, consider the Russian (Natalya) variation from which Natalie is derived.

Current U.S. popularity rank: 2010: 13

Famous natalie

  • Natalie Cole - jazz singer and songwriter
  • Natalie Wood - actress
  • Natalie Green - character in The Facts of Life
  • Natalie Coughlin - American Olympic medalist
  • Natalie Portman - actress

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