Meaning and name origin
Anastasia \a-nasta-sia, an(as)-tasia\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: 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.
For more information, see also the related girl name Asta.
There is 1 masculine form of Anastasia: Anastasios.
Anastasia is a very popular first name for females (#907 out of 4276, Top 21%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#32480 out of 88799, Top 37%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Anastasia for girls. Anastasia reached its highest rank of #240 in the U.S. in 2014. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Anastasia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Anna (#34), Ana (#222), Anastasia (#240), Anya (#472), Asia (#806), Stasia, Stacy, Tasia, Stacey, Stacia and Stacie. (2014 statistics).