Shasta Name Meaning & Origin

Shasta

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My name is Shasta. For anyone thinking of gifting this unique name to their daughter, I'll share a little about my experience. I'm 27 at time of writing this and have yet to meet another Shasta. Currently, I'm a Speech Language Pathologist, married, and thinking of having children of my own in the next 2 years. My mother does not have any stories as to why she named me Shasta. People mispronounce my name A LOT; usually, it's substituted for "Sasha," "Stacia," "Sashta," and really the list goes on. Often, I receive praise for my name and its beauty, uniqueness, and how it seems to "fit me." As a child, I didn't understand the blessing of a unique name and felt different not being a "Jessica" or "Lindsey" or "Megan," etc. But as I've grown into an adult, I love my name and I love my mother for pre-determining a child who is as unique and assertive as her namesake. Hope this helps you decide!

My name is Shasta and I'm 33. My mother got it from a John Wayne Movie called "Rio Lobo." I absolutely love my name and have only met one other Shasta. The Shasta above me is right, though, get ready for mispronunciations. I have even been called "Chester." However, I love that my name is so unusual. I also like that people sometimes make a joke out of my name. When they do, I know right off the bat that I shouldn't waste any more time with them. This is actually a huge time saver!

My name is Shasta and I am 23 years old. I am named after Mount Shasta as my mom vacationed here as a child and fell in love with it's beauty. Do I love my name? Ehhh...I like it, but don't necessarily love it. I come from a smaller town and feel that everyone knows who I am, even though I have no idea who they are. Like the other commenter's stated above, I receive TONS of mispronunciations (Stahsha, Stasha, Stacie, Sasha, etc.). I have only met/seen one other Shasta before and it was when I was at the doctor’s office. A nurse called "Shasta" and a woman and I stood up at the same time. We looked at each other and she said "Well that’s never happened before!" It was really weird. I used to think Shasta was a boy's name because of the C.S. Lewis book The Horse and His Boy which features a boy named Shasta. If you like unique names, then you should consider Shasta.

SHASTA IS A BOYS NAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

My name is Shasta and I am currently 22 years old. I have 6 siblings and we all have very different names than the people we grew up around. Growing up, I was teased a lot for my name. Even as an adult I get a lot of comments and questions. I worked in a casino as a dealer for awhile and it was located right next to an interstate so I met ALOT of people. I have been told many times "Shasta" is an Indian name. While I am unsure about the authenticity of that claim, I could believe it due to the mountain and where in California it is located. I hated my name growing up and envied my siblings because they weren't named after a "dollar store soda". But as an adult I don't mind it, I actually think it's beautiful. Unique. And fitting as I have been told I am quite "bubbly" :)
Oh, and I in my lifetime have met 7 other Shastas! I found 3 more on Facebook and have befriended 2. Many times (as stated above by my fellow Shastas) my name is mispronounced. Be ready for that!

I know a Shasta, who actually traced the name's origin back to peoples of ancient Egypt. It however was much more spread out accross Africa, with its original meaning being precious water.
All who give their girls this name must appreciate where it comes from. A place in which water is scarce, where the sun beats down hard, and where an ancient civilization built grand tombs to honor their dead. Of course I am talking about the Egyptians.
African names are my favorite, and always will be, and therefore Shasta is my favorite name of all.

Personal experiences with the name Shasta: | Edit

I named my first daughter Shasta in 1978. She is 36 now. She is gorgeous and unique just like her name. I grew up in the 60's and i wanted to give her a very unique name. I actually named her after the Shasta Daisy. She thinks I named her after the Shasta Cola drink popular in the 70's.. Lol. She also grew up in a small town where everyone knows her not only because of her beautiful name but her pure beauty. At 23, she was the most beautiful bride and it made me so happy that her flower of choice was the Shasta Daisy! It sort f let me know that she was proud of her name and liked it after all.

Hello, my name is Shasta, and i laughed read the other entries because i can identify so very well. Especially, that im 36, born in 78" and named after the Daisy, like the woman above me named her daughter!!! :-) I must admit i disliked my name for years wanting to change it to my middle name. Then a funny thing happened, i met a boy with my name, then all of a sudden i became territorial with it because i never at the point had met anyone with my name. After years of searching , i have come across 27 plus people named Shasta. I also found out, people like to name their dogs Shasta. As far as the misspellings and mispronunciations....boy oh boy are you ready? I have been called Chasta, Chester, Chesley, Chastity,Shasty,Shiesty, Sasha, Tasha, Shasha, Shaster,Shata, ...and the nicknames ...Shazam, Sasquasha, not good ones! Overall, i love my name now, God knew what my mother would name me. I believe i am still the only one in the area i live (the guy at school moved i think,lol). Feels nice to have a rare and uniquely beautiful name. :-)

Nicknames for Shasta: | Edit

Shasta Pasta (I found another Shasta who's family called her this, just like me. LOL!)
Shas

SHAZURUS
Shaztard
Shaz
Shazzy
Shaz Da Spaz

Meanings and history of the name Shasta: | Edit

Shasta is an African female name originating in the Sahara. Its meaning is Precious Water.

Shasta is also a generic Sanskrit term meaning "a teacher".

The Shasta are a Native American Tribe of Northern California, they live in the region of Mount Shasta, which is the second highest peak in the Cascade Mountain range.

The Shasta Daisy was said to be breed near the Shasta Mountain area, by those of the Shasta Tribe.
The name Shasta however in the Native American sense is given to boys.

The name's most common use is on girls in English and Arabic speaking countries in Africa.

Famous real-life people named Shasta: | Edit

Shasta Pitts:
He is the spawn of Satan himself.

Shasta in song, story & screen: | Edit

The name of an Alaskan Husky pup in the movie "Snow Buddies," but he was a male

A prince in one of "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" books, The Horse and His Boy by C.S Lewis.

Sassy female character in John Wayne's "Rio Lobo"

a type of soda

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