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[nat-l-ee] /ˈnæt l i/
a female given name: from a Latin word meaning “birthday.”.
Also, Natalia
[nuh-tal-yuh, -tahl-] /nəˈtæl yə, -ˈtɑl-/ (Show IPA)
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Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Seeing my fury, natalia departed, while I continued to strut about and plan how to punish the bold woman for her offence.

    Childhood Leo Tolstoy
  • natalia Haldin nodded; her hands moved slightly by her side.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • natalia Ivanovna was standing opposite, and evidently wished to say something, but could not find words.

    The Awakening Leo Nikoleyevich Tolstoy
  • It was a message of a few friendly words from natalia Haldin.

    Under Western Eyes Joseph Conrad
  • Thus ended the Dutch republic of natalia, after six years of troubled life.

Word Origin and History for natalia


fem. proper name, from French Natalie, from Church Latin Natalia, from Latin (dies) natalis "birthday," in Church Latin, "Christmas Day," so probably originally a name for one born on Christmas.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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