What does Anastasia mean?
Anastasia [anas-ta-sia] as a girls' name is pronounced ahn-a-STAH-shah, ahn-a-STAY-zhah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Anastasia is "resurrection". From the word "anastasis". Russian feminine form of the Greek male name Anastasios. Popular in Eastern Europe in honor of a fourth-century saint who was martyred at Sirmium in Dalmatia. Also used occasionally in England in the Middle Ages and as late as the 17th century. The name of one of the daughters of Nicholas II, the last Russian czar, who supposedly survived the massacre of the royal family, and a film was based on this story (1956). Actress Nastassja Kinski.
Anastasia▲ has 47 variants: Ana, Anastacia, Anastaise, Anastase, Anastasha, Anastashia, Anastasie, Anastasija, Anastasiya, Anastassia, Anastatia, Anastay, Anastazia, Anasztaizia, Anasztasia, Anestassia, Anna▼, Annastasia, Anstass, Anstice, Anya, Asia▼, Nastasia, Nastassia, Nastassiya, Nastassja, Nastassya, Nastya, Stace, Stacey▼, Stacia, Stacie▼, Stacy▼, Stash, Stasha, Stasia, Stasiya, Stasja, Stasya, Staz, Taisie, Tasa, Tasenka, Tasia, Tasiya, Tasja and Tasya.
Anastasia has 1 masculine form: Anastasios.Creative forms:
(female) Anastais, Antasia, ..
(male) Anasami, Anastadi, .. Middle name pairings:
Anastasia Zadie (A.Z.), ..
How popular is Anastasia?
Anastasia is a very prominent first name for females (#907 out of 4276, Top 21%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#24784 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Anastasia reached its apex rank of #216 in the U.S. in 2015. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent variation forms of Anastasia (#216 in recent rankings) are Anna (#44 in recent rankings), Ana (#211), Anya (#555), Asia (#907), Anniston (#1035), Stacy (#1208), Stacey (#1978), Stasia, Tasia, Stacia, Anastacia, Nastassia and Stacie. These forms of Anastasia were popular as baby names during 1880-1889 (adoption of 7.8%) and are now significantly less popular (adoption 0.7%, ▼91%), with forms like Stacey becoming somewhat outmoded. Anna has been the most popular choice, although Anniston appears to be gaining favor too.
Similar NamesSuggested similar names are Alasdair, Alastair, Alastrina, Alathia, Alaysia, Alessia, Alyssia, Amaltheia, Amatista, Analeisa, Analia▼, Analicia, Analiesa, Analilia, Analisa, Analisia, Analissa, Analyssa, Anamaria, Anamarie, Anarosa, Anatola, Anatolia, Anatolya, Anayas, Anessa, Anissa▼, Anitia, Annamaria, Annmaria, Annsonia (see Ansonia), Ansonia, Antaliya (see Antalya), Antalya, Antheia, Anthia, Antia, Antonia▼, Anysia, Anyssa, Arsania, Aspasia, Asteria, Astraeia, Astria, Atalia, Atanasia, Atanasya (see Athanasia), Athanasia, Athenasia, Australia, Bastia, Cassia, Castalia, Castallia, Chantasia, Eustacia, Kantisia (see Candice), Kassia, Kastalia, Latania, Latashia, Latavia, Natacia, Natalia▲, Natania, Natashia, Natasia, Natavia, Santsia and Wistaria. These names tend to be less frequently used than Anastasia.