What does Anastasia mean?
Anastasia \a-nasta-sia, an(as)-tasia\ 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.
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)
Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Anastasia for girls. Anastasia reached its apex rank of #240 in the U.S. in 2014. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)
Prominent variation forms of Anastasia (#240 in 2014) are Anna (#34 in 2014), Ana (#222), Anya (#472), Asia (#806), Anniston (#905), Stasia, Tasia, Stacy, Stacie, Stacey and Stacia. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4532%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.2768%, down 38.9%), with the forms Asia, Stacy, Stacia, Stacie and Stacey becoming somewhat outmoded. Anastasia (#240), Ana (#222) and Anya (#472) are three of the more chic birth names here, and there is a revival in baby name usage for Ana and Anastasia. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Anastasia and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)