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The baby name Sasha is of Russian origin, but it is now an international name. What is primarily a boy's name in Europe is a girl's name in America, but either gender can use it. The name has been as high as the top 200 list, but it is now close to a top 600 baby name.

Meaning of the name Sasha:

Russian: man's defender, defending men

Origin of the name Sasha:

The baby name Sasha began as a nickname for the Greek names Alexander and Alexandras. It was primarily used for babies with these names who were born in Russia or eastern Europe until it became a standalone name on its own. Sasha came to America, along with its many spelling options, in the late 1970s.

baby name sasha

Symbolism of the name Sasha:

Sasha means “man's defender” or “defending men.” It has these meanings as it retains the original meanings of the names Alexander or Alexandras.

Style of the name Sasha:


Gender of the name Sasha:

Both boys and girls use the baby name Sasha.

Pronunciation of the name Sasha:


Number of syllables in the name Sasha:


Emotion evoked from the name Sasha:

Sasha is a fun and joyous baby name. It is full of energy and can be considered outgoing or extroverted too.

Alternative spellings for the name Sasha:

  • Sascha
  • Sacha
  • Zasha
  • Zacha

Nicknames for the name Sasha:

  • Sach
  • Sash
  • Sashy
  • Sashie
  • Say
  • Sassie
  • Sass

Popularity of the name Sasha:

The baby name Sasha has been a top 1,000 name in America since 1972 when it was rank 866. From 1987 to 1990, the name was a top 200 name, even reaching rank 147 in 1988. As of the year 2020, Sasha ranks at number 605.

Related names for the name Sasha:

Great middle names for Sasha and their meanings:

Famous people with the name Sasha:

  • Sasha Farber (professional dancer)
  • Sasha Pieterse (actress, “Pretty Little Liars”)
  • Sasha Velour (stage name of drag performer Alexander Steinberg)
  • Sasha Grey (actress, “Open Windows”)
  • Sasha Luss (actress, “Anna”)
  • Sasha Clements (actress, “Witches in the Woods”)
  • Sasha Alsberg (author, “Nexus”)
  • Sasha Dobson (singer, “Without You”)
  • Sasha Reynolds (actress

Sashas in popular culture:

  • Sasha Fierce (Beyonce's alter ego)
  • Sasha Bezmel (character from “Home and Away”)
  • Sasha (character from “The Walking Dead”)
  • Sasha Bordeaux (character from DC comics)
  • Sasha Silver (main character in “Canterwood Crest”)