As a Natalie, you have a gentle and gracious nature. You are one of those people who are poised and confident in any situation, and you don’t get easily flustered or overcome by emotion. Because you tend to be reserved about your feelings, sometimes other people find it hard to get to know you, sometimes causing them not to understand you. As a result, you sometimes feel lonely and without as many people close to you as you might like. You wish you could be more outgoing and go with the flow, but this is not natural to you, and you need to work hard at it.
You are blessed with a quick and capable mind, and you have a true gift for writing. In fact, you tend to be able to express yourself better in writing than in the spoken word. Your love of the written word leads you to love reading, and you seem to be able to spend long hours lost in the world of whatever it is you are reading. During the times you spend alone, you are often deep in thought about the “bigger picture,” not just about your life, but also about the mysteries of the universe in general. You look for the deeper meaning of life and find great satisfaction in the discoveries you have made.
The name Natalie is born of the Latin name Natalia, meaning “Christmas Day” from the Latin words “natale domini.” The French version became Natalie, the form we know today. Natalia was the wife of a martyr, Saint Adrian of Nicomedia, in the 4th century, and is herself considered a saint in Eastern Orthodox tradition.
Natalie has been used as a girls’ name in the United States for over a hundred years, though didn’t really achieve more than moderate popularity until 1976, when it broke into the Top 100 and stayed there. Popular variations in the United States include Natalee, Nathaly, and Nataly.
One of the most famous Natalies comes to us as the daughter of celebrity dad Nat King Cole. She’s the “Unforgettable” Natalie Cole. And of “Black Swan” and “Star Wars” episodes I, II, and III fame is actress Natalie Portman. Also included in our list of famous Natalies is musician Natalie Merchant, actress Natalie Wood, musician Natalie Imbruglia, and golfer Natalie Gulbis.