Sasha for a girl

My wife and I are of Russian descent living in US. We are expecting our first baby girl in November and wanted to give our daughter a Slavic name. We decided on Sasha.  The closer we get to the due date the more I start questioning myself whether it is a good name to have in North America.  My wife loves it and I do too but I need to get some opinion. Please be honest and let me know what you think. Thank you! 


July 15, 2018 5:33 PM

I'm not in the US, but Australia,  I think Sasha is nice

July 15, 2018 6:40 PM

I only know girl Sashas, and I am in the US. I have never met a male Sasha here! You should be just fine. I like the name- it is one that fits that sought-after critera of being familiar but not over-used.

July 16, 2018 5:30 AM

Well done!  I love Sasha!  It's a beautiful name, and in North America is almost exclusively a girl's name.  It is unusual there, but familiar (most famously, one of Barack & Michelle Obama's daughters). Congratulations on your baby.


July 16, 2018 1:09 PM

Sasha absolutely works in the US.  Will you be naming her Alexandra, or just the nickname on its own?

July 16, 2018 2:12 PM

We are thinking on its own. My last name is very long so Alexandra wouldn't work :)

July 16, 2018 2:37 PM

It sounds lovely. I think it is popular in US, actually. (Mostly for girls so you are in luck.) It is perfect, not difficult to spell or anything, and sounds kinda tomboy-ish at the same time so if she grows up to be quite the girl with a temper, at least her name will match. I am actually thinking abour naming my first daughter Russia, funny, huh?

July 16, 2018 4:37 PM

Sasha is a beautiful name! It is prodominately used for girls in the US, so no need to worry about it being too masculine. I think you should definetly go with this name since you both love it!

July 18, 2018 9:36 PM

I think Sasha is a great name and fits in with American naming styles.

July 19, 2018 12:57 PM

Thank you all for  your feedback. It really helpedin making our decision. Sasha it is!