Natalia is a female given name with the original Late Latin meaning of "Christmas Day" (cf. Latin natale domini).[1]

Word/nameLatin, Greek, Slavic
MeaningChristmas Day

It is currently used in this form in Italian, Romanian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek (spelled Ναταλία), Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Polish.[2] Other forms and spellings include Natalie/Nathalie (Dutch, English, French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, and Icelandic), Natálie (Czech), Natália/Nathália (Portuguese, Slovak and Hungarian), Natalya/Nataliya (Russian: Наталья/Наталия), Nataliya/Natalya (Ukrainian: Наталія/Наталя), Natallia (Belarusian: Наталля), Natālija [de] (Latvian), Natalija [sl] (Cyrillic: Наталија; Serbo-Croatian, Slovene, Lithuanian, and Macedonian),[3] Natàlia (Catalan) and ნატალია (Georgian).

In Russian, a common diminutive is Natasha (Наташа).

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  1. ^ Susan Osborn (November 1999). What's in a Name?. Simon and Schuster. p. 494. ISBN 978-0-671-02555-7.
  2. ^ Natalie,
  3. ^ Names Related to Natalie,