Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Natalya

Natalya, Nataliya and Natasha are the Russian form of Natalia derived from the Late Latin “natalis” meaning “birthday”, but more specifically Christ’s birthday, better known as Christmas Day (“natale domini”). The name gained attention mostly within the Eastern Orthodox Church in reference to an early 4th century saint, Adrian of Nicomedia (an eastern province of the then Roman Empire). Adrian’s wife, Natalia, also converted to Christianity with her husband during a period of widespread Roman persecutions of Christians. After Adrian was imprisoned for his conversion, Natalia disguised herself as a boy to visit him and ask for his prayers when he got to heaven. Since the later Byzantium Empire was more familiar with Natalia, the name was originally embraced by Eastern Europeans before making it out West (probably during the later Crusades). The Russian form of Natalya was originally the most common before Northern Europeans embraced Natalie/Nathalie and Southern Europeans Natalia. Natasha is the Russian diminutive (or pet form) of Natalya.

All About the Baby Name – Natalya

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME NATALYA

The Number 2 personality in numerology is all about cooperation and balance. It's the number of diplomats and mediators. They are not leaders, but strive rather for harmony in partnerships. These are the peacemakers. Equality and fairness are important in their dealings, and they are willing to share power and responsibility to achieve a harmonious outcome. This personality is calm and patient, waiting for things to evolve instead of pushing aggressively for an outcome. They are good-natured and easy-going, and care deeply on an emotional and spiritual plane. Twos appreciate beauty and nature and are intent on making the world a better place.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME NATALYA

The Russian Natalya has only been on the U.S. female naming charts since 2001. However, as you can see by all the various forms of the Natalie names currently in circulation, collectively speaking this is super popular name. It just depends on your preference: Natalya and Natasha are quintessentially Russian, while the four-syllable Natalia is Latin. The French gave us Natalie, the Germans Nathalie while the Portuguese opt for Nathália. Americans just love their made-up “Natalee” spellings and African-Americans whimsically created LaTasha. There are a lot of ways you can embrace this “Christmas” name. In Russian, Natalya looks like this: Наталья.

Quick Facts

ON NATALYA

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

Russian

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

976

PRONUNCIATION:

nah-TAH-lyah

SIMPLE MEANING:

Christmas Day

Characteristics

OF NATALYA

Cooperative

Considerate

Compassionate

Nurturing

Sensitive

Patient

Loving

Kind

Gracious

Balanced

Cultural References to the Baby Name – Natalya

Literary Characters

OF THE BABY NAME NATALYA

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Popular Songs

ON NATALYA

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Famous People

NAMED NATALYA

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Children of Famous People

NAMED NATALYA

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME NATALYA

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