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pinWhat 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.


Sasha has 6 variants: Sacha, Sasa, Sascha, Saschenka, Sasheen and Zsazsa.

Affiliated girl names: Saskia and Alexandra.

Kreatif forms: Sapha, Sashai, Sisha. [more]

pinHow 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)

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

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

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.

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

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

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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.