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What does Sasha mean?

Sasha Pronunciation of Sasha as a girls' name (also used less regularly as boys' name Sasha) is pronounced SAH-shah. It is of Russian and Greek origin, and the meaning of Sasha is "man's defender". Short form of Alexander. The -sha ending may not be feminine in Russia, though it is in America. Also form of Alexandra.


ASSOCIATED WITH russian, greek, defender


VARIANTS Sacha, Sasa, Sascha, Saschenka, Sasheen, Zsazsa


(female) Sapha, ..

(male) Sasta, ..

Sasha Annie (S.A.), ..

How popular is Sasha?

Sasha is a very prominent first name for women (#893 out of 4276, Top 21%) but an uncommon surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Sasha was first listed in 1970-1979 and reached its peak rank of #199 in the U.S. in the year 1990, and is currently at #571. (2018 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Sasha (#571 FROM CURRENT RECORDS) listed in the Top 2000 are Alexander, Alexandra (#125) and Sacha. These forms of Sasha reached the peak of their popularity 3 decades ago (AVERAGE #844) and have become significantly less common since (#1174, 73.1%), with versions like Alexander becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sasha, Alexander, Alexandra, Sacha in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sasha is alike in pronunciation to Sachi, Saesha and Saisha. Other recommended sound-alike names are Aesha, Aisha, Akasha, Asha, Aysha, Basha, Casha, Catha, Caysha, Dasha, Dayha, Daysha, Dosha, Elsha, Fusha, Ieasha, Iesha, Isha, Kasha, Katha, Keasha, Kesha, Kisha, Lesha, Lisha, Maisha, Marsha, Masha, Matha, Misha, Nesha, Nisha, Pascha, Pasha, Radha, Saba, Sabra, Sada, Sadia, Safia, Sahra, Saida, Saira, Salma, Samia, Samma, Samya, Sana, Sancha, Sanna, Santa, Sarha, Sarhah, Sarka, Sarra, Sayda, Shashi, Shasta, Shosha, Stash, Stasha, Stasia, Stasja, Staska, Stasya, Stesha, Tahsha, Taisha, Tasha, Tisha, Tosha and Usha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sasha.

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