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). This girl name reached the peak of its popularity in the year 1992 and has become significantly less popular since, 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.