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Gender: F Meaning of Natasha: "birthday of the Lord" Origin of Natasha: Russian diminutive of Natalya Natasha's Popularity in 2015: #666

Natasha, an appealing, still exotic name, entered the American mainstream post-Cold War, but seems to have peaked in the eighties; replaced by the more straightforward Natalie. As is common for Natashas the world over, the Obamas shorten their Natasha's name to Sasha.

Cultural references range from the central character in Tolstoy's War and Peace to Chekhov's Three Sisters and some of his short stories to comix heroine agent Natasha Romanoff, and was seen on screen in Iron Man 2 and The Avengers.

In the USA, Natasha was a Top 100 name throughout the eighties but now ranks in at spooky Number 666, while in the UK, Natasha makes it into the Top 400.

Famous People Named Natasha

Natasha Gregson-Wagner, American actress
Natasha Jane Richardson, English actress
Natasha Anne Bedingfield, English pop singer and songwriter
Natasha Bianca Lyonne, American actress
Natasha Leggero, American actress/comedienne
Natasha Tonya Henstridge, Canadian actress
Natasha Negovanlis, Canadian actress/singer/writer
Natalya "Natasha" Galkina, Russian-American model
Natasha Poly (born Natalya Polevshchikova), Russian model
Natasha Hamilton, English pop singer of Atomic Kitten
Matreya Natasha Fedor, Canadian actress
Natasha "Sasha" Obama (born 2001) , daughter of President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama
Natasha Bure, daughter of American actress Candace Cameron-Bure

Pop Culture References for the name Natasha

Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, character in Marvel's Avengers series
Natasha "Tash" Williams, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Natasha Fatale, character on "The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show"
Natasha Ossopov, character in Tolstoy's "War and Peace"
Natasha, main character in Barbara Cartland's "As Eagles Fly"
Natasha Hyatt, character in "The Basic Eight" by Daniel Handler
"Natasha," song by Rufus Wainwright