What does Saskia mean?
Saskia \s(a)-skia, sas-kia\ as a girls' name is of Danish and Old German origin, and the meaning of Saskia is "the Saxon people". From "sachs". Also possibly "valley of light". Name of the wife of the 17th century Dutch painter Rembrandt. Use of her name in the Netherlands can be traced to her; however, the derivation of Saskia from the name of the Saxon people is uncertain. The name could also possibly be of Slavic origin, and related to Sasha, a short form of Alexandra. Actress Saskia Reeves.
Saskia has 30 related forms via Alexandra, Sasha: Aleka, Aleki, Alessia, Alexia, Aliki, Cesya, Lesya, Sacha, Sanda, Sande, Sandee, Sandi▼, Sandie, Sandra▼, Sandrina, Sandy▼, Sandye, Sanndra, Sannie, Sasa, Sascha, Sasha, Sasheen, Sashenka, Shura, Sinisa, Sondra▼, Xandra, Zanda and Zandra.
Saskia is an uncommonly occurring first name for women and an equally uncommon last name for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of the girl name Saskia and related names. Popular varying forms of Saskia (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Alexandra (#92 a year ago), Alexia (#270), Sasha (#569), Sandra (#800), Sondra, Sandi and Sandy. Usage of these girl names was at its highest in 1990 (usage of 0.5271%) and is now much less (usage 0.3241%, down 38.5%), with the forms Sandra, Sandy, Sondra and Sandi becoming less in vogue. Alexandra (#92), Alexia (#270) and Sasha (#569) are three of the more contemporarily stylish girl names in this compilation, and there is a revival in baby name popularity for Alexandra. (2014 Birth Statistics)