Meaning and Origin of: Anastasia

Meaning and Origin of Anastasia

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Greek : Resurrection

What does Anastasia mean and stand for?

The name Anastasia is of Greek origin and means "resurrection." It is the feminine form of the Greek name Anastasius, comprised of anastasis, meaning the same thing.

Syllables: 4

Family name origins & meanings

  • Italian : from the personal name Anastasia, feminine form of Anastasio. Anastasia was a popular personal name in medieval southern Europe because of the cult of a 4th-century saint who was martyred at Sirmium in Dalmatia. She was widely venerated, especially in the Eastern Church.
  • Italian : in some instances, perhaps a habitational name from the place name Santa Anastasìa, in Naples province.

Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Anastasia has been all over the maps, rising for a few years in a row before declining again. In 2020, it began to decline after breaking the top 150 in 2018 and 2019. Despite the fall, it still remains in the top 200 where it has been since 2015.

However, it is the 8th most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Anastasia was at its peak popularity in February 2018.

Anastasia was originally a Christian name given to girls born around Christmas and Easter. It was popular among patron saints and weavers. Anastasia was also the name of various Russian royals, one of whom was a "lost" daughter. Other notable namesakes include ice dancer Anastasia Cannuscio, actress Anastasia Maria Mil, and actress Anastasia Hille. It's also been used for fictional characters, appearing in Cinderella, Midnight Cowboy, Battlestar: Galactica, and Fifty Shades of Grey.

Where is it Popular?

Anastasia was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Anastasia

  • Ana
  • Stacey
  • Stasia
  • Tasia

Pairs well with these middle names