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What does Saskia mean?

Saskia Pronunciation of Saskia [sask-ia] 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.

Associated with: light, 17th century.


9 related forms via Alexandra, Sasha: Sacha, Sanda, Sandi, Sandie, Sandra, Sannie, Sasa, Sascha and Sasha.

Creative forms:
(female) Seskia, ..

(male) Sasker, Saskin, ..

Middle name pairings:
Saskia Graciela (S.G.), ..

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. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Saskia (not ranked) listed in the Top 2000 are Alexandra (#101 a year ago), Sasha (#542), Sandra (#831), Sandi, Sacha and Sandie. Other variants, like Sasa, are seldom used. Usage of these forms of Saskia was widespread among parents 8 decades ago (usage of 2.88%) and is now much diminished (usage 0.25%, 91.4%), with forms like Alexandra going out of style. (2015 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Alexandra, Sacha, Sandi, Sandie, Sandra, Sasha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Basia, Bastia, Casia, Cassia, Kasia, Kaska, Kassia, Lakia, Malkia, Markia, Nakia, Nasia, Rasia, Sachi, Sacoya, Sadia, Saesha, Safia, Saisha, Salcia, Salvia, Samia, Sancia, Sanzia, Saquoia, Saraia, Saria, Sarka, Sasilia, Shaka, Shashi, Sissie, Soki, Sokie, Stasia, Staska, Sukie, Susi, Susie, Tashia, Tasia, Taska, Teskia, Toskia and Zakia. These names tend to be more frequently used than Saskia.

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