Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Natalia

Natalia is a Russian name, also from the Latin “Natalia” derived from the late Latin word “natalis” which translates to ‘birthday’ (and in particular, Christ’s birthday, or Christmas day). The Russian Natasha is actually considered a pet form of Natalia. Not as popular as Natalie in the English-speaking world, Natalia is a four-syllable, Russian inspired option to its more traditional English sister. Like Noel, it’s been a favorite among Christmas babies.

All About the Baby Name – Natalia

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME NATALIA

The number Four personality is marked by stability and discipline. This is the personality that follows the rules and is conservative by nature.  They have an earth-bound energy that prefers to build things methodically on top of firm foundations; they don't cut corners. Fours take their time and don't like to be hurried. But the outcome of their endeavors is likely to result in some strong and useful structure, which makes them great engineers and inventors. Fours are anything but frivolous or controversial. This is a trustworthy, straight-forward personality that embodies dedication and organization. They are the backbone and anchor in their relationships, careers and communities. They are tidy, punctual, and full of integrity. Hard-work comes naturally to a Four and they are immensely reliable. This is the personality you can always count on.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME NATALIA

Natalia has not experienced the same popularity as Natalie in the United States, but it’s been around a long time, nonetheless. The name first appears on the American popularity charts in 1925, but quickly disappears. Natalia basically goes dormant for 40 years before reemerging in 1975. From that point on, the name gradually climbs the charts and in the past five years has been hovering around the #100 position for most popular girls’ names. It should be pointed out that the Natalie, Nicole, Naomi names are quite in style today. Natalia is another option with a little Russian panache.

Quick Facts

ON NATALIA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Italian

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

4

RANKING POPULARITY:

120

PRONUNCIATION:

na-TAHL-ee-ah

SIMPLE MEANING:

Christmas Day

Characteristics

OF NATALIA

Dependable

Solid

Practical

Hard-working

Industrious

Studious

Conservative

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Natalia

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME NATALIA

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

Popular Songs

ON NATALIA

Natalia
a song by Van Morrison

Famous People

NAMED NATALIA

Natalia Vodianova (model)
Natalia Tena (actress)

Children of Famous People

NAMED NATALIA

Kobe Bryant;

Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME NATALIA

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