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Meaning and name origin

Saskia \s(a)-skia, sas-kia\ as a girl's 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 is not a popular first name for females and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Saskia and related names. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Alexandra and Sasha. (2015 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Suggested similar baby names are Sasa and Sascha. Like Saskia, these names are not commonly used.


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