Sasha Name Meaning & Origin
Origin of the name Sasha:
A borrowing of the Russian pet form of Alexandra (defender or helper of mankind), Sasha has been bestowed as an independent given name since it was introduced from France in the 20th century.
From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.
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- Comments and insights on the name Sasha: | Edit
I have a daughter that I named Satia. Pronounced Sasha with the a being a long a. I don't see this as an option of any type of spelling.
- Personal experiences with the name Sasha: | Edit
I always tell people it has Russian origin. I like that my name is vaguely unique without being over the top. Bad experiences with the name Sasha are people jokingly calling me Salsa or Sushi. As a child it used to bother me but now I don't care.I think it's a very powerful name for a young lady.
- Nicknames for Sasha: | Edit
Sashenka, Sashulya, Sashka
Sasha itself is commonly used as a nickname in Russia for girls named Alexandra.
- Meanings and history of the name Sasha: | Edit
Form of Alexandra — defender of mankind
Form of Sarah – princess
Sanskrit शशी (shashi) — the Moon
Japanese 幸 (sashi) — blessing, fortune, happiness
Japanese 優しい (yasashii) — tender, graceful, affectionate
- Famous real-life people named Sasha: | Edit
Sasha Alsberg, YouTuber
Sasha Pieterse, American actress
Sasha Pivovarova, Russian supermodel
Sasha Alexander, American actress
Sasha Obama, daughter of President Barack Obama
Sasha Spielberg, American actress, daughter of film director Steven Spielberg
Sasha Fierce, alter ego that was created by Beyonce Knowles
Sasha Grey, American actress
Sasha Cohen, American figure skater
Sasha Luss, Russian supermodel
Sasha Barrese, American actress
- Sasha in song, story & screen: | Edit
"Sasha", song by Ted Nugent
"Oh Sasha", song by Mike Barry
Sasha, the Muscovite princess is a character in the novel "Orlando: A Biography" by Virginia Woolf.
Sasha Torres, on the ABC Family show "Bunheads" (played by Julia Goldani Telles)
Sasha from Ween's "Freedom of '76"
Sasha Silver, main character in Jessica Burkhart's Canterwood Crest series
Sasha Braus (サシャ・ブラウス, Sasha Burausu), huntress character in the anime/manga "進撃の巨人" ("Attack on Titan")
Sasha "Athena" (サーシ, Sāsha), main character in the anime/manga "聖闘士星矢" ("Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas")