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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sasha

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  • A user from Missouri, United States says the name Sasha is of Russian origin and means "Defender of Mankind".
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Borrowed from the Slavic pet form of the cognates of Alexander and Alexandra; in English mostly from the Russian Са́ша (Sáša), an informal pet form for both Алекса́ндр (Aleksándr, “Alexander, male”) and Алекса́ндра (Aleksándra, “Alexandra, female”).

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name.

Notable Persons Named Sasha

Sasha was given the name Marina Ann Hantzis on March 14th, 1988 in North Highlands, California, U.S.

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Sasha was born on January 26th, 1992 in Fairfield, California.

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Sasha Alexander is an actor and actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1997. Sasha was given the name Suzana S. Drobnjaković on May 17th, 1973 in Los Angeles, California, U.S.

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Sasha Pieterse is an actress, singer-songwriter, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 2002. Sasha was born on February 17th, 1996 in Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa.

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Sasha Roiz is an actor. He has been prominent since 2001. Sasha was born on October 21st, 1973 in Tel Aviv.

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Sasha Kaun is a basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers and PBC CSKA Moscow in the National Basketball Association. He has been prominent since 2008. Sasha was born on May 8th, 1985 in Tomsk.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sasha

Sasha is a pop music and rock music singing, songwriter, and actor. His ongoing career started in 1998. Sasha was given the name Sascha Schmitz on January 5th, 1972. Sasha is also known as Sasha and Dick Brave.

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Lucas Sasha is a soccer player for the PFC Ludogorets Razgrad, Sport Club Corinthians Paulista, Grêmio Barueri Futebol, U.S. Catanzaro 1929, São José Esporte Clube, PFC CSKA Sofia, Hapoel Tel Aviv F.C., and PFC Ludogorets Razgrad II. Lucas was born on March 1st, 1990 in São Paulo, Brazil.

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Eduardo Sasha is a soccer player for the Sport Club Internacional and Goiás Esporte Clube. Eduardo was born on February 24th, 1992 in Porto Alegre.

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How popular is the baby name Sasha in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1956 6 6 0
1957 5 5 0
1960 7 7 0
1961 6 6 0
1962 5 5 0
1963 8 8 0
1964 14 9 5
1965 7 7 0
1966 9 9 0
1967 36 27 9
1968 48 34 14
1969 52 43 9
1970 81 65 16
1971 123 102 21
1972 168 149 19
1973 287 271 16
1974 272 248 24
1975 247 227 20
1976 290 249 41
1977 341 314 27
1978 422 402 20
1979 408 391 17
1980 667 633 34
1981 535 491 44
1982 457 435 22
1983 556 531 25
1984 482 467 15
1985 614 599 15
1986 1,184 1,159 25
1987 1,839 1,802 37
1988 1,917 1,885 32
1989 1,729 1,697 32
1990 1,531 1,490 41
1991 1,029 1,003 26
1992 966 944 22
1993 861 841 20
1994 726 694 32
1995 744 715 29
1996 748 699 49
1997 652 624 28
1998 636 615 21
1999 593 566 27
2000 615 579 36
2001 690 662 28
2002 842 810 32
2003 853 827 26
2004 885 850 35
2005 859 843 16
2006 1,010 982 28
2007 978 924 54
2008 960 916 44
2009 1,288 1,251 37
2010 974 943 31
2011 888 858 30
2012 720 694 26
2013 729 707 22
2014 560 540 20
2015 613 577 36
2016 610 584 26
2017 620 600 20

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Popularity of Sasha as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Sasha

  • How Popular is the name Sasha? Sasha is the 1,235th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sasha have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 36,002 babies born with the first name Sasha in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sasha to occupy the country of Monaco with an estimated population of 35,881 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sasha? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1956 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Sasha first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sasha is Saturday, July 13th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Sasha born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sasha was in 1988 with a total of 1,885 babies. That's a lot of babies named Sasha!
  • Random Sasha Factoid: According to the 1990 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sasha ranks 94th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Hawaii. Imagine that, 15 babies in Hawaii have the same name as you in 1990.
  • Weird things about the name Sasha: Your name in reverse order is Ahsas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Aashs. How do you pronounce that?

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