Natasha: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Natasha

Natasha

Pronunciation: nah-TAH-shə (key)

Origin of the name Natasha:

A popular pet form of Natalia (natal day, Christmas). Natasha is also popularly bestowed as an independent given name.

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Tasha, Natalia

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Comments and insights on the name Natasha: | Edit

Funny - my father also chose my name after seeing the film "War and Peace". What also amuzing is that my father is Mexican and my mother Ukrainian. So, my name reflected my heritage (sort of).

I also hated my name when I was younger and wished I had a "normal" name like Kathy or Mary. I grew to love my name and mostly go by Natasha. My close family friends call me Natty or Nat.

Personal experiences with the name Natasha: | Edit

*My name is Natasha. My father is the one who chose my name. Funny story, because he heard of the name while watching tv in the waiting room of the hospital. There was a Russian gymnast on named Natasha and he thought it was a pretty name. I use to hate my name as a kid because it was so different and no one had it. I grew up being called Tasha by some, but preferred Tosh. Once I was in my late teens I started to love me name and how unique it was! I've been told by so many people how pretty it is and even "sexy". :)

When I was younger, I used to hate my name..thought it had too many 'a' in it...but now I look at my name and think how beautiful it is...most of my friends call me Tash, but at work, I'm always Natasha...

I love my name! Natasha is recognizable and easy to pronounce, but isn't too common. I've never had to go by Natasha (lastinitial). When I was young, I went by Tasha, but now go by Natasha. There are plenty of nicknames options!

My name is Natasha. My parents picked it because it wasn't too common at the time of my birth, but was still known and always pronounced and spelt correctly. I hated it when I was younger because I didn't know anyone else with the name, but now I love having a not so common name! There are so many Emily's and Chloe's in my classes at school, but not once have I ever had to be a 'Natasha (last initial)'. Everyone says the name really suits me! I often go by Tasha with friends, but more often than not it's just Natasha. All in all, I love my name!

My name is Natasha and I, like other people, hated it when I was younger. I just wanted to fit in with all the Ashleys and Jessicas. As I matured though and began to feel more comfortable with the name's drama and sex appeal, I discovered that I loved my name and I now introduce myself proudly. It helps that my middle name, Constance, offsets the stripper-esque sound.

Nicknames for Natasha: | Edit

Nat, Tasha, Tash, Tosh, Natty, Tashi, Tata, Nata de Coco

Meanings and history of the name Natasha: | Edit

Natasha means "Born on Christmas Day."

Natasha is a Russian female given name, originally a pet name variant of Natalia. It is the same as the Latin variant "Natalie", meaning "birthday" in reference to the birth of Christ, and was traditionally given to girls born around Christmas.

Famous real-life people named Natasha: | Edit

Natasha Gregson-Wagner - American actress
Natasha Richardson- English actress
Natasha Bedingfield - pop singer and songwriter
Natasha "Sasha" Obama - daughter of President Barack and Michelle Obama
Natasha Lyonne - American actress
Natasha Mclhone- actress Californication
Natasha Hamilton - singer of girl group Atomic Kitten

Natasha in song, story & screen: | Edit

Rufus Wainwright - Natasha
Ancient Vampirize - Natasha
Chris de Burgh - Natasha Dance
Natalya "Natasha" Rostova is one of the main characters in Leo Tolstoy's epic novel "War and Peace."
Natasha is the beautiful younger woman whom Carrie's love "Mr Big" marries, and later divorces, in the TV series "Sex and the City". She was played by model Bridget Moynahan.
Natasha "Tasha" Yar, character on the TV series "Star Trek: The Next Generation"
Natasha Fatale, sidekick to Boris Badenov on the classic cartoon "Rocky and Bullwinkle"
Natasha Romanoff, secret identity of the Black Widow in Marvel comics
Natasha, a fictional Abyssinian kitty character in the story Adventure Wonders

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