The meaning of the name “Anastasia” is: “Resurrection; She who will rise again”.
Additional information: As the female variant of the Greek male name Anastasius, Anastasia has been used as a female name since around the middle ages in Europe. The meaning of the name is thought to be “resurrection”. Because of this, it was a name commonly given to female children born on or around Christmas day in many Greek Christian communities.
There are several saints named Anastasia. St. Anastasia of Sirmium was a fourth century martyr. December 25 is St. Anastasia's Day. St. Anastasia the Patrician lived in the sixth century. In order to escape the advances of Emperor Justinian she dressed as a man and lived in a monastery for twenty-eight years.
Anastasia is also the name of the daughter of Russian Tsar Nicholas II, who was executed with his family in 1918. Anastasia, a young girl at the time, is thought to have escaped before this happened. Stories have emerged about how Anastasia escaped, and a grave containing the bodies of the rest of her family did not contain a body that fitted her description. An alternate version of the story was told in the animated film 'Anastasia'.
Variations exist in the spelling of Anastasia, with common alternate spellings being Anastacia, Annastasia, and Annastatia. The name also boasts of many different variants internationally. While most English speaking countries stick to Anastasia, Eastern European countries such as Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus spell the name as Anastasiya with a slightly different pronunciation. In France the name can be used as Anastasie and in Poland the name is sometimes used as Anastazja. Commonly used nicknames for Anastasia include Ana, Anna, Anya (Russia), Stacy, Stacia, Nastya (Russia), Stasya (Russia), or Stacie. Short forms Stacy, Stacie, or Stacey can be seen as full, separate names as well.
The popularity of Anastasia has not been high in many English speaking countries. In 2014, the US saw this name ranked as the 240th most popular female baby name, the highest rank it has ever received in the country. Chile has this name ranked as the 80th most popular female baby name in 2014, on an upward trend. In the UK Anastasia was ranked as the 276th most popular in 2014. In Russia, the name was the most popular female baby name for many years up until 2008. It remained in the top 10 most popular through 2014.
Famous people with the name Anastasia are: Anastasia Baranova, an actress; Anastasia Grishina, a gymnast; tennis player Anastasia Myskina; Anastasia Nikolaevna, daughter of tsar Nicholas II; and Anastasia Bezrukova, a model.
Pronunciation: (ah nah STAH see ah); (ah nah STAY zhuh); (ah nah stah SEE ah) Form of:Anastasios
Considering Anastasia as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Anastasia for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Anastasia is a girl name.
The name Anastasia is of Greek origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Greek speaking countries, Russian speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Anastasia we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Anastasia Name Meaning
The meaning of Anastasia is “Resurrection; She who will rise again”. Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Anastasia and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Anastasia and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Anastasia is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Popularity of the Name Anastasia
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Anastasia displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Anastasia Boy Name Popularity Chart
Anastasia Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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