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What does Anastasia mean?

Anastasia Pronunciation of Anastasia as a girls' name is pronounced ahn-a-STAH-shah, ahn-a-STAY-zhah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Anastasia is "resurrection". From the word "anastasis". Russian feminine form of the Greek male name Anastasios. Popular in Eastern Europe in honor of a fourth-century saint who was martyred at Sirmium in Dalmatia. Also used occasionally in England in the Middle Ages and as late as the 17th century. The name of one of the daughters of Nicholas II, the last Russian czar, who supposedly survived the massacre of the royal family, and a film was based on this story (1956). Actress Nastassja Kinski.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, resurrection (life), russian, england, 17th century, royal (queen), story (literary)


VARIANTS Ana, Anastacia, Anastaise, Anastase, Anastasha, Anastashia, Anastasie, Anastasija, Anastasiya, Anastassia, Anastatia, Anastay, Anastazia, Anasztaizia, Anasztasia, Anestassia, Anna, Annastasia, Anstass, Anstice, Anya, Asia, Nastasia, Nastassia, Nastassiya, Nastassja, Nastassya, Nastya, Stace, Stacey, Stacia, Stacie, Stacy, Stash, Stasha, Stasia, Stasiya, Stasja, Stasya, Staz, Taisie, Tasa, Tasenka, Tasia, Tasiya, Tasja, Tasya

SEE ALSO Anniston, Asta




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How popular is Anastasia?

Anastasia is a very prominent first name for females (#907 out of 4276, Top 21%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#24784 out of 150436, Top 16%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Anastasia reached its apex rank of #148 in the U.S. in 2018. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anastasia name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Prominent variation forms of Anastasia (#148 IN RECENT RANKINGS) are Anna (#54), Ana (#215), Anya (#677), Anniston (#1099), Asia (#1267), Stacy (#1316), Anastacia, Nastassia, Stacey, Stacia, Stacie, Stasia and Tasia. These forms of Anastasia were popular as baby names during 1880-1889 (ADOPTION OF 2.9%) and are now significantly less popular (ADOPTION 0.5%, 83%), with forms like Stacy becoming somewhat outmoded. Anna has been the most popular choice, although Anniston appears to be gaining favor too.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anastasia, Ana, Anastacia, Anna, Anniston in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Anya, Asia, Nastassia, Stacey, Stacia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Stacie, Stacy, Stasia, Tasia in U.S.

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