Sasha: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sasha

Sasha

Pronunciation: SAH-shə (key)

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.

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Related Names:

Alexandra, Sascha, Shura

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Comments and insights on the name Sasha: | Edit

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my older sister's name
one of my best friend's names
My Malti-poo's name.

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, Sausage, 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

Sash, Sashi, Sashelle, Sashu, Sashipoo, Sausage, Shasha

Sasha itself is commonly used as a nickname in Russia for girls named Alexandra and Anastasia.

Meanings and history of the name Sasha: | Edit

Origin: English
Meaning: "Sunshine"

Famous real-life people named Sasha: | Edit

Sasha Pieterse, American actress
Sasha Alexander, American actress
Sasha Obama (b. 2001), 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 in song, story & screen: | Edit

"Sasha", song by Ted Nugent
"Oh Sasha", song by Mike Barry
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), major huntress character in the anime/manga "Shingeki no Kyojin" ("Attack on Titan")

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