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Natasha is a Russian baby girl’s name that means “Christmas day”. Natasha is the diminutive of the name Natalya but became popular as a standalone name outside of Russian speaking countries in the mid 20th century. Natasha was in the top 100 names in the 1980’s but has fallen in popularity since.

Meaning of the name Natasha:

Russian: birthday of the Lord, Christmas day

Origin of the name Natasha:

Natasha is a Russian girl’s name that is the diminutive of the name Nataliya. Natasha means “Christmas day” or “birthday of the Lord”.

Symbolism of the name Natasha:

Natasha comes from natale which is the feast day of Christmas. Natasha has the iconic symbolism of Christmas like bright lights, evergreen trees, and snow.

Baby name Natasha

Style of the name Natasha:

modern

Gender of the name Natasha:

Natasha is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Natasha:

nu-TA-shə (Russian), nə-TAHSH-ə (English)

Number of syllables in the name Natasha:

three

Emotion evoked from the name Natasha:

Natasha evokes feelings of compassion and intelligence.

Alternative spellings for the name Natasha:

Natashya, Nitasha

Nicknames for the name Natasha:

Popularity of the name Natasha:

According to the Social Security Administration, Natasha is a popular Russian girl’s baby name that first became popular in 1965. Natasha only began to be used outside Russian speaking countries in the mid 20th century. Natasha was at peak popularity in the US during the 1980’s.

Related names for the name Natasha:

Great middle names for the name Natasha and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Natasha:

  • Natasha Schneider (Russian actress, musician)
  • Natasha Hamilton (English pop singer)
  • Natasha Gregson Wagner (American actress)
  • Natasha Bedingfield (English pop singer)

Natashas in popular culture:

  • Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow (Marvel's Avengers)
  • Natasha Fatale (television, “The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show”)
  • Natasha Rostova (literature, “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy)
  • “Natasha” (song by Rufus Wainwright)