What does Anastasia mean?
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.Kreatif forms: Anastasiaau, Anistasia, Auanastasia. [more]
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)
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 2 years ago) are Anna (#34 2 years ago), Ana (#222), Anya (#472), Asia (#806), Anniston (#905), Stasia, Tasia, Stacy, Stacie, Stacey and Stacia. These forms of Anastasia were popular as baby names during 1980-1989 (usage of 0.4532%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2768%, ▼38.9%). Anna has been the most popular choice, although Anya appears to be gaining favor too, while Asia, Stacy, Stacia, Stacie and Stacey have become less popular. Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of Anastasia and related names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)