What does Sasha mean?
Sasha \s(a)-sha\ as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Sasha) is pronounced SAH-shah. It is of Russian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Sasha is "man's defender". Short form of Alexander. The -sha ending may not be feminine in Russia, though it is in America.
Sasha has 17 more alternative forms via Alexander: Aleksandra, Alexanda, Alexanderia, Alexanderine, Alexandre, Alexandrea▼, Alexandreana, Alexandrena, Alexandrene, Alexandretta, Alexandria, Alexandrina, Alexandrine, Alexsandra, Alixandra, Alixandria and Alyxandra.
Sasha is a very prominent first name for women (#893 out of 4276, Top 21%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Shown below is the birth name popularity of Sasha for girls. Sasha was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #199 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is currently at #569. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Sasha and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Sasha (#569 the previous year) listed in the Top 1000 are Alexander, Alexandra (#92 the previous year), Alexandrea and Alexandria (#211). These girl names reached the peak of their popularity in the year 1992 (usage of 0.633%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.4256%, down 32.8%), with the version Alexandrea becoming less trendy. Alexandra (#92), Alexandria (#211) and Sasha (#569) are three of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these, with Alexandra going through a revival in usage. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Sasha is alike in pronunciation to Sachi, Saesha and Saisha. Other recommended similar baby names are Basha, Casha, Dasha, Kasha, Masha, Pasha, Sarha, Shashi, Shosha, Stasha and Tasha▼. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sasha.