Saskia

First Name
999
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Saskia

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  • A submission from South Africa says the name Saskia means "Protector of mankind" and is of Unknown origin.
  • A user from Netherlands says the name Saskia is of Dutch origin and means "Saskia is a feminine name. There are at least two different sources of the name. One is of Dutch and North German origin, where it originally meant "a Saxon woman" (metathesis of "Saxia"). The other, thought to be of Slavic origin, means "protector of humankind" (from "Sasha", a shortened form of "Alexandra")".
  • A submission from Australia says the name Saskia means "Awesome" and is of Dutch origin.
  • A user from Germany says the name Saskia is of Old German origin and means ""A saxon woman"".
  • According to a user from Philippines, the name Saskia is of Unknown origin and means "Knife".
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Notable Persons Named Saskia

Saskia Reeves is an actress. She has had major accomplishments since 1984. Saskia was born Saskia Reeves on August 16th, 1961 in Paddington.

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Saskia Sassen is a scientist in the fields of sociology and economics. Saskia was born on January 5th, 1947 in The Hague.

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Saskia Burmeister is an actress. Saskia was born Saskia Burmeister on February 12th, 1985.

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Saskia Wickham is an actress. Saskia was born on January 14th, 1967 in London.

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Saskia Mulder is an actress. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1994 to 1994. Saskia was born on May 18th, 1973 in The Hague.

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Saskia was born on April 19th, 1981.

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1961 6 6 0
1962 5 5 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 10 10 0
1966 12 12 0
1967 9 9 0
1969 13 13 0
1970 16 16 0
1971 13 13 0
1972 14 14 0
1973 15 15 0
1974 8 8 0
1975 14 14 0
1976 19 19 0
1977 9 9 0
1978 8 8 0
1979 13 13 0
1980 10 10 0
1981 15 15 0
1983 10 10 0
1984 11 11 0
1985 18 18 0
1986 14 14 0
1987 22 22 0
1988 20 20 0
1989 11 11 0
1990 21 21 0
1991 21 21 0
1992 16 16 0
1993 16 16 0
1994 19 19 0
1995 23 23 0
1996 27 27 0
1997 31 31 0
1998 23 23 0
1999 22 22 0
2000 35 35 0
2001 26 26 0
2002 38 38 0
2003 32 32 0
2004 29 29 0
2005 24 24 0
2006 17 17 0
2007 32 32 0
2008 17 17 0
2009 21 21 0
2010 20 20 0
2011 16 16 0
2012 33 33 0
2013 29 29 0
2014 19 19 0
2015 19 19 0
2016 27 27 0
2017 26 26 0

Fun Facts about the name Saskia

  • How Popular is the name Saskia? Saskia is the 10,573rd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Saskia have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 999 babies born with the first name Saskia in the United States. That's more than enough people named Saskia to occupy the country of Vatican City with an estimated population of 800 (as of March 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Saskia? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Saskia first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Saskia is Wednesday, March 9th, 1898.
  • What year had the most people named Saskia born? The highest recorded use of the first name Saskia was in 2002 with a total of 38 babies.
  • Random Saskia Factoid: According to the 1996 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Saskia is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1996.
  • Weird things about the name Saskia: Your name in reverse order is Aiksas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Akiass. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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