Natalie Name Meaning

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A Deep Dive

Natalie Overview

Meaning

Christmas, birth of the Lord

Gender

Girl

Origin

English, French, Latin

Etymology

Derived from the Latin name “Natalia,” meaning “birthday” or “Christmas Day.”

Religion

Christianity

Pronunciation

/ˈnætəli/

Popularity

Natalie is a popular name in many countries, particularly in Europe and the Americas. Recently, Natalie has consistently ranked within the top 100 names for girls in the USA.

Syllable

2 syllables

Length

7 letters

Numerology

8 (Practical, Ambitious, Materialistic)

Name Styles

Popular, Classic, Seasonal, Cute, Religious and Spiritual

Associated Traits

Kind, intelligent, graceful, compassionate

Spiritual, Religious, or Cultural Significance

Saint Natalie is venerated in the Eastern Orthodox Church, and the name is associated with Christmas due to its meaning.

Name Day

July 27th
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Natalie Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Natalia, Natalee, Nataleigh, Nathalie, Nathalia

Common Nicknames

Nat, Nattie, Nata, Lia, Nali

Diminutives

Natty, Tali, Lia, Tally, Nats

Famous People

  • Natalie Portman
    (American-Israeli Actress)
  • Natalie Wood
    (American Actress)
  • Natalie Imbruglia
    (Australian Singer)
  • Natalie Dormer
    (British Actress)
  • Natalie Cole
    (American Singer)
  • Natalie Coughlin
    (American Swimmer)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • Natalie Goodman
    ("Next to Normal," Musical)
  • Natalie Cook
    ("Charlie's Angels," Film Series)
  • Natalie
    ("Love Actually," Film)
  • Natalie Teeger
    ("Monk," TV Series)
  • Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff
    ("Iron Man 2," Film)

Places

  • Natalie City
    (Pennsylvania, USA)
  • Natalie Park
    (Ontario, Canada)
  • Natalie Lake
    (California, USA)
  • Natalie River
    (Queensland, Australia)
  • Natalie Beach
    (Florida, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Natalie?

Natalie means “born on Christmas Day” or “gift of the Lord.” The name often evokes a sense of joy and warmth, suggesting a person who is caring, cheerful, and full of life.

What Is the Origin of The Name Natalie?

Natalie has Latin origins. It is derived from the Latin phrase “natale domini,” which means “birth of the Lord,” referring to Christmas. The name became popular in many European countries and has been widely used in English-speaking countries.

Natalie Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Natalie in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#562021#552022#632023
Top 3 Rankings#132008#142010#142011

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Natalie

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202363
(-8 from 2022)
3418
(-520 from 2022)
0.19540
202255
(+1 from 2021)
3938
(-117 from 2021)
0.21962
202156
(-5 from 2020)
4055
(-233 from 2020)
0.22634
202051
(-10 from 2019)
4288
(-520 from 2019)
0.24258
201941
(-2 from 2018)
4808
(-316 from 2018)
0.26203
201839
(-3 from 2017)
5124
(-423 from 2017)
0.27553
201736
(-5 from 2016)
5547
(-643 from 2016)
0.29362
201631
(-4 from 2015)
6190
(-318 from 2015)
0.31975
201527
(-4 from 2014)
6508
(-606 from 2014)
0.33359
201423
(-2 from 2013)
7114
(-371 from 2013)
0.36364
201321
(-4 from 2012)
7485
(-420 from 2012)
0.38829
201217
(-3 from 2011)
7905
(-739 from 2011)
0.40759
201114
No change from 2010
8644
(-144 from 2010)
0.44610
201014
(+2 from 2009)
8788
(-629 from 2009)
0.44821
200916
(-3 from 2008)
9417
(-784 from 2008)
0.46502
200813
(+4 from 2007)
10201
(-242 from 2007)
0.48976
200717
No change from 2006
10443
(-507 from 2006)
0.49341
200617
(+1 from 2005)
10950
(+208 from 2005)
0.52379
200518
(+1 from 2004)
10742
(+1053 from 2004)
0.52927
200419
(+4 from 2003)
9689
(+538 from 2003)
0.48017
200323
(+7 from 2002)
9151
(+799 from 2002)
0.45608
200230
(+2 from 2001)
8352
(+303 from 2001)
0.42288
200132
(+2 from 2000)
8049
(-46 from 2000)
0.40632
200034
No change from 1999
8095
(+16 from 1999)
0.40561
199934
(+6 from 1998)
8079
(+531 from 1998)
0.41499
199840
(+8 from 1997)
7548
(+1009 from 1997)
0.38937
199748
(-2 from 1996)
6539
(-154 from 1996)
0.34249
199646
(+5 from 1995)
6693
(+269 from 1995)
0.34910
199551
(+5 from 1994)
6424
(+588 from 1994)
0.33431
199456
(+6 from 1993)
5836
(+352 from 1993)
0.29938
199362
(-1 from 1992)
5484
(-99 from 1992)
0.27816
199261
(+2 from 1991)
5583
(+26 from 1991)
0.27850
199163
No change from 1990
5557
(-81 from 1990)
0.27328
199063
(-1 from 1989)
5638
(+8 from 1989)
0.27444
198962
(+1 from 1988)
5630
(+147 from 1988)
0.28260
198863
(-7 from 1987)
5483
(+153 from 1987)
0.28511
198756
(-4 from 1986)
5330
(-376 from 1986)
0.28439
198652
(+6 from 1985)
5706
(+171 from 1985)
0.30919
198558
(-3 from 1984)
5535
(-21 from 1984)
0.29979
198455
(-3 from 1983)
5556
(-167 from 1983)
0.30810
198352
(-1 from 1982)
5723
(-239 from 1982)
0.31978
198251
(+8 from 1981)
5962
(+1104 from 1981)
0.32861
198159
(+6 from 1980)
4858
(+210 from 1980)
0.27162
198065
(+3 from 1979)
4648
(+203 from 1979)
0.26103
197968
(-2 from 1978)
4445
(+279 from 1978)
0.25794
197866
(+3 from 1977)
4166
(+122 from 1977)
0.25342
197769
(+11 from 1976)
4044
(+545 from 1976)
0.24584
197680
(+30 from 1975)
3499
(+862 from 1975)
0.22260
1975110
(+9 from 1974)
2637
(+170 from 1974)
0.16894
1974119
(+21 from 1973)
2467
(+408 from 1973)
0.15751
1973140
(+3 from 1972)
2059
(+35 from 1972)
0.13249
1972143
(+11 from 1971)
2024
(-69 from 1971)
0.12552
1971154
(-12 from 1970)
2093
(-277 from 1970)
0.11942
1970142
(+11 from 1969)
2370
(+218 from 1969)
0.12938
1969153
(+18 from 1968)
2152
(+265 from 1968)
0.12208
1968171
(-10 from 1967)
1887
(-144 from 1967)
0.11037
1967161
(-11 from 1966)
2031
(-277 from 1966)
0.11830
1966150
(+30 from 1965)
2308
(+367 from 1965)
0.13145
1965180
(-3 from 1964)
1941
(-185 from 1964)
0.10621
1964177
(+13 from 1963)
2126
(+132 from 1963)
0.10862
1963190
(+1 from 1962)
1994
(+45 from 1962)
0.10030
1962191
(+22 from 1961)
1949
(+324 from 1961)
0.09616
1961213
(+3 from 1960)
1625
(+75 from 1960)
0.07823
1960216
(+31 from 1959)
1550
(+318 from 1959)
0.07453
1959247
(-9 from 1958)
1232
(-51 from 1958)
0.05927
1958238
(+29 from 1957)
1283
(+228 from 1957)
0.06211
1957267
(+86 from 1956)
1055
(+443 from 1956)
0.05028
1956353
(+93 from 1955)
612
(+208 from 1955)
0.02972
1955446
(-7 from 1954)
404
(+3 from 1954)
0.02015
1954439
(+7 from 1953)
401
(+27 from 1953)
0.02014
1953446
(-17 from 1952)
374
(-28 from 1952)
0.01938
1952429
(-21 from 1951)
402
(-12 from 1951)
0.02114
1951408
(-3 from 1950)
414
(+24 from 1950)
0.02241
1950405
(-17 from 1949)
390
(-23 from 1949)
0.02218
1949388
(-16 from 1948)
413
(-37 from 1948)
0.02353
1948372
(+10 from 1947)
450
(+16 from 1947)
0.02582
1947382
(+3 from 1946)
434
(+45 from 1946)
0.02387
1946385
(-20 from 1945)
389
(+24 from 1945)
0.02412
1945365
(-10 from 1944)
365
(-16 from 1944)
0.02712
1944355
(-30 from 1943)
381
(-86 from 1943)
0.02788
1943325
(-5 from 1942)
467
(-1 from 1942)
0.03253
1942320
(+22 from 1941)
468
(+100 from 1941)
0.03366
1941342
(-23 from 1940)
368
(-26 from 1940)
0.02953
1940319
(-14 from 1939)
394
(-16 from 1939)
0.03335
1939305
(+6 from 1938)
410
(+8 from 1938)
0.03615
1938311
(+2 from 1937)
402
(+11 from 1937)
0.03522
1937313
(-25 from 1936)
391
(-54 from 1936)
0.03549
1936288
(-2 from 1935)
445
(-12 from 1935)
0.04130
1935286
(-17 from 1934)
457
(-73 from 1934)
0.04205
1934269
No change from 1933
530
(+13 from 1933)
0.04897
1933269
(-9 from 1932)
517
(-63 from 1932)
0.04942
1932260
(-13 from 1931)
580
(-19 from 1931)
0.05243
1931247
(+1 from 1930)
599
(-24 from 1930)
0.05427
1930248
No change from 1929
623
(-11 from 1929)
0.05341
1929248
(-10 from 1928)
634
(-53 from 1928)
0.05477
1928238
(+19 from 1927)
687
(+28 from 1927)
0.05746
1927257
(-2 from 1926)
659
(-10 from 1926)
0.05330
1926255
(-6 from 1925)
669
(-39 from 1925)
0.05438
1925249
No change from 1924
708
(-5 from 1924)
0.05605
1924249
(-2 from 1923)
713
(+19 from 1923)
0.05503
1923247
(+7 from 1922)
694
(+16 from 1922)
0.05541
1922254
(-7 from 1921)
678
(-51 from 1921)
0.05435
1921247
(+31 from 1920)
729
(+181 from 1920)
0.05697
1920278
(+1 from 1919)
548
(+28 from 1919)
0.04405
1919279
(+18 from 1918)
520
(+55 from 1918)
0.04427
1918297
(-17 from 1917)
465
(-19 from 1917)
0.03867
1917280
(+8 from 1916)
484
(+56 from 1916)
0.04307
1916288
(-6 from 1915)
428
(-1 from 1915)
0.03942
1915282
(-21 from 1914)
429
(+34 from 1914)
0.04190
1914261
(+34 from 1913)
395
(+137 from 1913)
0.04958
1913295
(+9 from 1912)
258
(+36 from 1912)
0.03939
1912304
(-20 from 1911)
222
(+32 from 1911)
0.03784
1911284
(+53 from 1910)
190
(+54 from 1910)
0.04300
1910337
(-6 from 1909)
136
(+16 from 1909)
0.03242
1909331
(+57 from 1908)
120
(+34 from 1908)
0.03260
1908388
(+56 from 1907)
86
(+21 from 1907)
0.02426
1907444
(-61 from 1906)
65
(-15 from 1906)
0.01926
1906383
(+30 from 1905)
80
(+13 from 1905)
0.02552
1905413
(+32 from 1904)
67
(+14 from 1904)
0.02162
1904445
(-10 from 1903)
53
No change from 1903
0.01812
1903435
(+74 from 1902)
53
(+14 from 1902)
0.01905
1902509
(+82 from 1901)
39
(+11 from 1901)
0.01391
1901591
(-184 from 1900)
28
(-39 from 1900)
0.01101
1900407
(+69 from 1899)
67
(+29 from 1899)
0.02109
1899476
(+10 from 1898)
38
(-2 from 1898)
0.01535
1898486
(+44 from 1897)
40
(+9 from 1897)
0.01459
1897530
(-31 from 1896)
31
(-4 from 1896)
0.01249
1896499
(-34 from 1895)
35
(-4 from 1895)
0.01389
1895465
(-43 from 1894)
39
(-4 from 1894)
0.01578
1894422
(+33 from 1893)
43
(+9 from 1893)
0.01822
1893455
(-2 from 1892)
34
(-2 from 1892)
0.01510
1892453
(+88 from 1891)
36
(+13 from 1891)
0.01601
1891541
(-106 from 1890)
23
(-11 from 1890)
0.01170
1890435
(+64 from 1889)
34
(+9 from 1889)
0.01686
1889499
(-13 from 1888)
25
(-1 from 1888)
0.01321
1888486
(+74 from 1887)
26
(+10 from 1887)
0.01372
1887560
(-4 from 1886)
16
No change from 1886
0.01029
1886556
(-36 from 1885)
16
(-1 from 1885)
0.01041
1885520
(+120 from 1884)
17
(+6 from 1884)
0.01198
1884640
(+11 from 1883)
11
(+2 from 1883)
0.00800
1883651
(-176 from 1882)
9
(-6 from 1882)
0.00750
1882475
(+16 from 1881)
15
(+3 from 1881)
0.01297
1881491
(+345 from 1880)
12
(+7 from 1880)
0.01214
1880836
First SSA data recorded
5
First SSA data recorded
0.00512

American States Popularity Rankings for Natalie

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

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Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#542021#552022#692023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#572021#572022#642023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#582021#622022#622023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#462021#482022#612023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#902021#832022#1122023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#712021#652022#792023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#432021#462022#442023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#602021#892022#652023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#672021#472022#942023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#312021#352022#462023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#642021#972022#792023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#702021#472022#912023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#482021#662022#472023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#682021#582022#612023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#602021#472022#1072023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#512021#382022#462023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#1012021#632022#772023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#562021#472022#582023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#452021#542022#522023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#502021#652022#842023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#1382021#1562022#1602023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#692021#592022#792023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#1102021#1042022#1032023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#772021#832022#812023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#652021#542022#522023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#482021#692022#412023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#652021#682022#872023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#512021#572022#672023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#592021#992022#632023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#452021#882022#482023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#742021#432022#922023

Arkansas (AR)

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Mississippi (MS)

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Nebraska (NE)

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Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#612021#712022#1252023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#572021#1632022#682023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#902021#1122022#1342023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#472021#1042022#632023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#472021#222022#312023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#182021#132022#522023

District of Columbia (DC)

District of Columbia (DC) flagDistrict of Columbia (DC)#712020#952021#1292023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#572021#592022#492023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1282021#1092022#1362023

Delaware (DE)

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North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#442021#492022#472023

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#602021#862022#992023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#372020#852021#902022

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#572021#1102022#792023

Vermont (VT)

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Wyoming (WY)

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Popularity Rankings for Natalie in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

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Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

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Popularity in Sweden

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Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#872010#582011#932014

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#852021#872022#982023

Popularity in Chile

Chile flagChile#1381991#1661992#1931993

Popularity in Austria

Austria flagAustria#1402020#1862021#1992022

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#1672021#2512022#2482023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#1952021#2462022#2892023

Popularity in Iceland

Iceland flagIceland#2302021#2972022#3912023

Popularity in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico flagPuerto Rico#4142013#2312014#3362016

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#4322017#2382018#3502021

Popularity in Germany

Germany flagGermany#2922021#2552022#2402023

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#4302021#3172022#4952023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#3322020#4652022#4582023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#3762018#3432019#3412020

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#3772019#4062020#4592021

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#5242018#7642020#8902022

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#8372020#5482021#5602022

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Natalie a Name for Boys or Girls?

Natalie is a girl’s name. Its elegant and feminine sound, along with its strong association with Christmas and the qualities of joy and warmth, make it a popular choice for girls.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Natalie

Natalie in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Natalie Portman (Actress, born 1981): An American-Israeli actress known for her roles in "Black Swan" and the "Star Wars" prequel trilogy.
  • Natalie Wood (Actress, 1938–1981): An American actress known for her roles in "West Side Story" and "Rebel Without a Cause."
  • Natalie Imbruglia (Singer, born 1975): An Australian singer and actress known for her hit song "Torn."
  • Natalie Dormer (Actress, born 1982): A British actress known for her roles in "Game of Thrones" and "The Tudors."
  • Natalie Cole (Singer, 1950–2015): An American singer known for her hit songs and being the daughter of Nat King Cole.
  • Natalie Coughlin (Swimmer, born 1982): An American swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.
  • Natalie Nunn (Reality TV Star, born 1984): An American reality television personality known for her role in "Bad Girls Club."
  • Natalie Morales (Journalist, born 1972): An American journalist and television host known for her work on "Today" and "Access Hollywood."
  • Natalie Maines (Singer, born 1974): An American singer and the lead vocalist of the Dixie Chicks.
  • Natalie Bassingthwaighte (Actress, born 1975): An Australian actress, singer, and television personality known for her role in "Neighbours."
  • Natalie Keener ("Up in the Air," 2009 Film): A young efficiency expert who clashes with a veteran corporate downsizer.
  • Natalie Goodman ("Next to Normal," 2008 Musical): The daughter in a family dealing with mental illness.
  • Natalie Cook ("Charlie's Angels," 2000 Film Series): A private investigator and one of Charlie's Angels known for her athleticism and intelligence.
  • Natalie ("Love Actually," 2003 Film): A young assistant who falls in love with the British Prime Minister.
  • Natalie Teeger ("Monk," 2005 TV Series): The personal assistant to Adrian Monk, helping him solve crimes while managing his obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Natalie Rushman/Natasha Romanoff ("Iron Man 2," 2010 Film): An undercover agent who later reveals herself to be the superhero Black Widow.
  • "Natalie Wood: What Remains Behind" (2020 Documentary): A documentary exploring the life and career of actress Natalie Wood.
  • Natalie ("All My Children," 1970 TV Series): A character in the long-running soap opera dealing with various personal and family dramas.
  • Natalie Green ("The Facts of Life," 1979 TV Series): A student at Eastland School known for her quick wit and intelligence.
  • Natalie Hurley ("Sports Night," 1998 TV Series): A senior associate producer for a sports news show navigating her professional and personal life.
  • Natalie Prior ("Divergent," 2014 Film): The mother of the protagonist, Tris, hiding secrets about her past and true nature.
  • Natalie City (Pennsylvania, USA): A small community in Northumberland County, known for its coal mining history and rural charm.
  • Natalie Park (Ontario, Canada): A public park in Toronto, known for its green spaces, playgrounds, and community events.
  • Natalie Lake (California, USA): A serene lake in the Sierra Nevada, popular for fishing, camping, and scenic beauty.
  • Natalie River (Queensland, Australia): A river in northern Queensland, known for its rich biodiversity and natural landscapes.
  • Natalie Beach (Florida, USA): A coastal area in Florida known for its beautiful sandy shores and recreational activities.
  • Natalie Forest (New South Wales, Australia): A protected forest area known for its hiking trails and diverse wildlife.
  • Natalie Township (Minnesota, USA): A township in Pine County, known for its rural atmosphere and community-focused lifestyle.
  • Natalie Bay (British Columbia, Canada): A picturesque bay on the coast of British Columbia, known for its stunning views and marine life.
  • Natalie Street (London, UK): A historic street in London known for its charming architecture and cultural significance.
  • Natalie Mountain (Alaska, USA): A mountain in the Alaska Range, noted for its challenging climbs and breathtaking views.

Similar Names to Natalie

  • Noel
  • Noella
  • Christabel
  • Tasha
  • Eira
  • Neve
  • Paloma
  • Seraphina
  • Celeste