Etymology & Historical Origin of the Baby Name Nathaly

Nathaly is an Americanized respelling of the French and German Nathalie which are both forms of Natalie. Natalie is born from the Latin “natalis” which means “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 martyred saint Adrian of Nicomedia (an eastern province of the then Roman Empire). Adrian’s wife, Natalia, also converted to Christianity with her husband during the time of 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 Crusades). The Russian forms of Natalya and Natasha were among the most common before Northern Europeans embraced Natalie/Nathalie and Southern Europeans Natalia. As Americans are often prone to do, modernized respelled forms of Nathaly, Natalee and Nataly are also used in the United States.

All About the Baby Name – Nathaly

Personality

OF THE GIRL NAME NATHALY

The number Nine personality represents the completion or ending of the cycle, and a need for perfection. This is the personality that moves from "self" to a greater understanding and compassion for the human condition and the world order. They want to make the world a better place. Nines are capable of great spiritual and humanitarian achievements. They are courageous and fearless, able to fight great battles on behalf of worthy causes. These personalities will not tolerate injustice. They are compassionate people with a strong sensitivity to others. They are able to both educate and inspire. Friendships and relationships are the lifeblood to the Nine, and they place a high value on love and affection. Nines are often exceptionally gifted artistically, and they have a keen imagination and enterprising mind.

Popularity

OF THE GIRL NAME NATHALY

The Americanized respelling of the Latin Natalia, Nathaly, only first appeared on the female naming charts this century in 2004. There are several forms of this name currently in circulation in the United States which is no surprise since the traditional English spelling of Natalie is currently a favorite name across the nation. Nathaly is one of the least popular spellings, however. An obvious choice for Christian babies (given the significance of Christ’s birth), Nathaly could also be given to any girl born around the holidays.

Quick Facts

ON NATHALY

GENDER:

Girl

ORIGIN:

American

NUMBER OF SYLLABLES:

3

RANKING POPULARITY:

811

PRONUNCIATION:

NATH-a-lee

SIMPLE MEANING:

Christmas Day

Characteristics

OF NATHALY

Multi-talented

Intuitive

Oneness

Idealistic

Philanthropy

Independent

Perfection

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OF THE BABY NAME NATHALY

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ON NATHALY

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NAMED NATHALY

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NAMED NATHALY

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Historic Figures

WITH THE NAME NATHALY

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