What does Saskia mean?
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.Kreatif forms: Sanskia, Seskia, Suskia. [more]
How popular is Saskia?
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 (not ranked) listed in the Top 1000 are Alexandra (#92 2 years ago), Alexia (#270), Sasha (#569), Sandra (#800), Sondra, Sandi and Sandy. Other variants, like Sashenka, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Saskia was widespread among parents in 1990 (usage of 0.5271%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.3241%, ▼38.5%). Alexandra is more widely used than the rest, while Alexia has gained in usage over time, and Sandra, Sandy, Sondra and Sandi have become less popular. (2014 Birth Statistics)