Anastasia: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Anastasia

Anastasia

Pronunciation: a-na-STAY-zhə, ah-nah-STAH-see-ə (key)

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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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.

Nicknames for Anastasia: | Edit

Stacy, Stacie, Ana, Asia, Stasia, Sasha, Tasha, Tasy, Sia, Anne, Nastaea

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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.

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Author Anastasia Cassella-Young
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 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

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