Girl Baby Name

Natalya

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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

Etymology & Historical Origin - 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.

Popularity of the 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.
Popularity of the Girl Name Natalya
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Natalya

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Natalya

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Natalya

    Natalya We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Natalya (see other variations of this name).

  • Popular Songs on Natalya

    Popular Songs on Natalya

    Natalia - a song by Van Morrison

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Natalya

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Natalya

    Natalya - We cannot find any children’s books featuring a character named Natalya.

  • Famous People Named Natalya

    Famous People Named Natalya

    Famous People Named Natalya - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Natalya.

  • Children of Famous People Named Natalya

    Children of Famous People Named Natalya

    Famous People Who Named Their Daughter Natalya - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Natalya.

  • Historic Figures

    Natalya - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Natalya - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first 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.

Variations of the Baby Name - Natalya

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