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Sasha Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Sasha is of Greek and Russian origin.

The meaning of Sasha is "defender of mankind".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 569  in baby name popularity for girls with 535 occurrences.  It ranked 4803 in popular baby names for boys with 20 occurrences. 

View the Sasha Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Sasha has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Sasha to other names.


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Related Names

Sasha is a diminutive (nickname) of Alexander.

The names Sacha, Sascha are all forms of Sasha.

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Name Fun

Would you like to fingerspell the name Sasha in American Sign Language?

Then just follow the diagram below.

Be creative with the name Sasha.

Just for fun, see the name Sasha in Hieroglyphics, learn about ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphics and write a Hieroglyphic message.

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Names Like This

Russian names generally consist of three names. A given name, a patronymic name and a family name. A patronymic name is based on the name of one's father, grandfather, or earlier male ancestor. Russian male patronymic names are formed by adding the suffex -evich or -ovich, female patronymic names by adding the suffex -ovna or -evna. For example, in the name Boris Nikolayevich Yeltsin, Boris is the given name, Nikolayevich the patronymic (his father's name is Nikolay) and Yeltsin is the family name.

Given names often have a basis in the Russian Orthodox church or Slavic culture. Slavic names generally describe a person's character, show respect for family members or reflect wishes for good fortune.

Most names have several diminutive forms or nicknames. For example Mikhail can be Misha, Mishenka, and Mishunya.