Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Natalee

Natalee is an Americanized respelling of Natalie. Natalie is the French form of the Latin name Natalia, which means "Christmas Day.” The Latin word “natalis” translates to ‘birthday’ (but in particular reference to Christ’s birthday, or Christmas day). Natalie has been a popular name for girls since the early 1900’s, particularly in France and English-speaking countries (while the Russians use Natalya and Natasha). It has often been bestowed upon baby girls born on or around Christmas Day for obvious reasons.

All About the Baby Name – Natalee

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME NATALEE

The Master Number Twenty-Two combines the traits of Twos and Fours into a powerful force. The references to The Master Builder and "large undertakings" serve to underscore the massive potential of this personality. They are extremely capable and therefore almost always successful. Twenty-Twos are courageous leaders, innovative thinkers, extremely wise and highly organized. As such, they are able to manifest something of major importance that will have a lasting impact on this world. Master Numbers carry with them a great sense of responsibility, so it can be a burden. However, Twenty-Twos are executors and action-takers. Further, this personality exhibits traits of the Twos, which brings sensitivity, spirituality and harmony, so their endeavors are likely to benefit mankind in some capacity.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME NATALEE

Natalee is a respelling of the classic girl’s name Natalie. Such spelling mutations are unique to and occur mainly in the United States. Natalee is yet another example of this trend. The name first appeared on the female naming charts in 2003 in response to the ϋber-popularity of Natalie. Remarkably, the name advanced over 400 positions on the charts in one short year (2005). Not coincidentally this was the same year that Natalee Holloway’s name was front-page news across America as the girl who tragically went missing in Aruba. An outright media frenzy followed the botched investigation of the case, and so American parents were constantly reminded of this girl’s name (and her unique spelling). Today, Natalee has settled at levels of low-moderate usage on the charts and we don’t expect her to advance much further up. The competition of “Natalie” name choices is just too stiff, and the spelling of Natalee in particular is reserved for parents who like the cutesy “-lee” suffix.

Quick Facts

ON NATALEE

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

686

PRONUNCIATION:

NAT-ə-lee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Christmas Day

Characteristics

OF NATALEE

The Master Builder

Leader

Large Undertakings

Confidence

Discipline

Organization

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Natalee

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME NATALEE

We cannot find any significant literary characters by the name of Natalee

Popular Songs

ON NATALEE

We cannot find any popular or well-known songs with the name of Natalee


Famous People

NAMED NATALEE

Natalee Holloway (high profile girl who disappeared in Aruba, 2005)

Children of Famous People

NAMED NATALEE

We cannot find any children of famous people with the first name Natalee

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME NATALEE

We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Natalee