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Meaning and name origin

Sasha \s(a)-sha\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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 6 variant forms: Sacha, Sasa, Sascha, Saschenka, Sasheen and Zsazsa.

For more information, see also related girl names Saskia and Alexandra.


Sasha is a very popular first name for females (#893 out of 4276, Top 21%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Sasha for girls (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sasha name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sasha outside U.S.

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sasha and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexandra (#92), Sasha (#569) and Alexander. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Sasha, Alexander in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Sasha outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sasha is also pronounced similarly to Sachi, Saesha and Saisha. Other suggested similar baby names are Basha, Casha, Dasha, Kasha, Masha, Pasha, Sarha, Shashi, Shosha, Stasha and Tasha. These names tend to be less commonly used than Sasha.