Believe it or not, Natalie is another perfect name for a Christmas baby. It’s the French version of the Russian name Natalia, which means “born on Christmas”—a meaning which seems to have been all but forgotten. Thanks to the actress everyone loves to love, Natalie Portman, the name has become a moderately popular choice in the U.S. for parents to name their baby girls.


  • french: Born on Christmas


Alternative Spellings

Syllables: 3

International Variations

Famous Namesakes:

Actress Natalie Wood, Actress Natalie Portman, Singer Natalie Imbruglia, Singer Natalie Cole

Celebrity Babies:

Daughter of George Foreman, Daughter of Chrissie Hynde, Daughter of Nat King Cole