Anastasia Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Anastasia:
Feminine form of the Greek Anastasios (of the resurrection), a derivative of anastasis (resurrection). The name was borne by a daughter of Czar Nicholas II. She was supposedly murdered by the Bolsheviks along with the rest of her family in 1918. However, there is some speculation that she survived the attack.
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Hi! I'm from Russia.Sorry for my bad English.
My name i Anastasia.(People in Russia don't have any middle names). When I was a baby I almost died. Everybody thought that I would die. But my mother didn't believe in it. So she gave me this name - Anastasia. It means "resurrection"-the one who will survive. The one who won't perish.
And as you can see, I survived. I think it's a lucky name for a girl. If you decide to name your daughter so, she would be a happy woman.
My only nickname is Nastya, because in Russia Anna, Nadezda, Nadia are different names. For examle, "Anna" means "Mercy", "Nadezda" and "Nadia"are the same name and it means "Hope".
My name was Anastasia Marie Cassella. My parents thought that Anastasia was too hard of a name to learn to print in school for Kindergarten so they called me Marie and because of the Italian in our family it became Maria. When I turned 18 I was asked by a lawyer that I was working for if I went by Anastasia or Marie. I told him I prefer Anastasia. He also knew how to pronounce it.
I love this beautiful, regal name and I don't care if it's the most popular name in the world. I'm using it this name is so so special to me. It was a childhood favorite and the oldest name on my list naming my daughter this just feel right. My favorite combinations are Anastasia Rose, Anastasia Scarlett, Anastasia Sophia, Anastasia Hope and Anastasia Claire also if your into unique middle names then Anastasia Snow is a good one.
My name is Anastasia Nichole. I have only met one other Anastasia and she pronounced it differently than me. I use Ana-stay-zia and she said Ahna-stah-cia. I grew up in the US and that is how US natives pronounce it. People always try to shorten it to Anna. I am not a fan. I go by Nikki. My mother did not know of any nicknames other than "Anna" and "Annie". I like the nickname Anya, but I really like Buffy so that is probably why.
Anastasia is my first name and I love both my name and its meaning! In my country it's spelled ah-nah-stah-see-yah. But I also love English pronunciation. It means "resurrection - the one who will be born again". Everyone tells me my name is adorable when they hear it. The only two things I dislike is that many people have trouble spelling it correctly and that because of it's length people will always try to shorten it when I like it just as it is. Nicknames people usually use for me are Annie, Ana, Stasia, Nastia.
My name is Anastasia too (I don´t have the middle name). I came to America from Poland when I was 8 (sorry for my bad English advancely) and everyone here always called me anna-stay-sha, instead of ana-stay-sia, but I´ve always like American pronunciation better so I always go by it now. I think it is a beautiful name and am glad it´s not tpo popular, but if you´re thinking about naming your daughter it, I highly reccommend! My only nicknames are Anna when I was younger only occaisonly, but I usually go buy the full name.
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Stacy, Staci, Stacie, Stacey, Ana, Ani, Anya, Ania, Anni, Annie, Ann, Anna, Asia, Asya, Stasia, Stasya, Sasha, Tasha, Tasia, Tasy, Sia, Anne, Nastaea, Nadhzeda, Nadia, Nasti, Nastia, Nastya, Tacie, Stasi, Nastasia, Nastasya, Natasha, Natasia, Asia
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The use of the name of Anastasia in the Italian community is the source of Anastasia Cassella-Young's name. She is named after Anastasia Ferrie, her aunt who in turn is named after another Italian aunt and so on. I found it to be said that it is a Russian name but the Italians started using it long ago.
Anastasia is a Saint's name and has been used in the Catholic community because of this.
The name meaning is resurrection - the one who will be born again.
- Famous real-life people named Anastasia: | Edit
Anastasia Romanova, Grand Duchess of Russia and the youngest daughter of Tsar Nicholas II.
Anastasia of Sirmium (Saint Anastasia) (4th century), Christian saint and martyr
Anastasia (4th century), daughter of Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus and Flavia Maximiana Theodora
Anastasia (wife of Constantine IV) (c. 650 - after 711), wife of Byzantine Emperor Constantine IV
Anastasia (artist) (flourished c 1400, Paris) French manuscript illuminator
Anastasia Romanovna (died 1560), wife of Ivan the Terrible
Anastasia Beverly Hills, cosmetics designer
Anastasia Griffith, Actress
- Anastasia in song, story & screen: | Edit
Anastasia, 1997 animated film.
Anastasia, 1956 American historical drama film.
Anastasia Tremaine is one of Cinderella's stepsisters in the Disney film.
Anastasia Steele, 50 Shades of Gray
Anastasia Krupnik, children's novel
Anastasia of the Siberian Taiga, subject of the fictional book series The Ringing Cedars
Anastasia Dualla, a character in the critically acclaimed television show Battlestar Galactica
Anastasia, fictional character from Cowboy Bebop
Anastasia Cayne, fictional character from As Simple as Snow