What does Sasha mean?
Sasha [sasha] 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.
(female) Sapha, Sesha, ..
(male) Sashai, Sasta, ..
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 #542. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Below is a graphed study of the popularity of Sasha and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Sasha (#542 from current records) listed in the Top 2000 are Alexander, Alexandra (#101 from current records) and Sacha. These forms of Sasha reached the peak of their popularity 2 decades ago (average #844) and have become significantly less common since (#1160, ▼71%), with the version Alexandra becoming less trendy.
Sasha is alike in pronunciation to Sachi, Saesha and Saisha. Other recommended 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.See names in meaning and etymology.