Natasha Name Meaning & Origin
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.
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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.
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*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.
When I was younger, I used to hate my name..thought it had too many 'a' in it...most of my friends call me Tash, but at work, I'm always Natasha...
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. 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.
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 I now introduce myself proudly.
My name is Natasha and my father picked my name, but he has never told me how he came up with it. I wouldn't really say I hated my name since I never had much of a problem with it. I wouldn't say that it's a popular name, I've only met a couple other Natashas in my life so far. Most people either call me Natasha or Tasha, but my family usually call me Nat. Some people call me Ah Satan since that's what my name becomes when spelt backwards.
- Nicknames for Natasha: | Edit
Nat, Tasha, Tash, Tosh, Natty, Tashi, Natash, Ta,Sasha
- 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 Negovanlis - Canadian actress
- 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