What does Sasha mean?
Sasha /sa-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.
How popular is Sasha?
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. Demographics)
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 U.S. SSA Records)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Sasha and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Sasha (#569 from current records) listed in the Top 1000 are Alexander and Alexandra (#92 from current records). These forms of Sasha reached the peak of their popularity about 2 decades ago (average #369) and are somewhat less common today (#553, ▼29.2%). Alexandra and Sasha are two of the more contemporarily stylish birth names among these, with Alexandra going through a revival in usage.
Thinking of names?
Sasha▲ is alike in pronunciation to Sachi, Saesha and Saisha. Other recommended similar baby names are Aesha, Aisha▲, Akasha, Asha, Aysha, Basha, Casha, Catha, Caysha, Dasha, Dayha, Daysha, Dosha, Elsha, Fusha, Ieasha, Iesha▼, Isha, Kasha, Katha, Keasha, Kesha, Kisha▼, Lesha, Lisha, Maisha, Marsha▼, Masha, Matha, Misha, Nesha, Nisha, Pascha, Pasha, Radha, Saba, Sabra, Sada, Sadia, Safia, Sahra, Saida, Saira, Salma▼, Samia, Samma, Samya, Sana, Sancha, Sanna, Santa▼, Sarha, Sarhah, Sarka, Sarra, Sayda, Shashi, Shasta, Shosha, Stash, Stasha, Stasia, Stasja, Staska, Stasya, Stesha, Tahsha, Taisha, Tasha▼, Tisha▼, Tosha▼ and Usha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sasha.