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Gender: F Pronunciation: Nuh-TASH-ah. Meaning of Natasha: "birthday of the Lord" Origin of Natasha: Russian diminutive of Natalya Natasha's Popularity in 2014: #644

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 #644, while in the UK, Natasha makes it into the Top 300.

Famous People Named Natasha

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

Pop Culture References for the name Natasha

Song by Rufus Wainwright
Natasha Romanoff (Black Widow), a Marvel Comics and movies character in "Iron Man 2" "The Avengers" and "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" portrayed by Scarlett Johannson
Natasha Fatale, a main adversary on "The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show"
Natasha Ossopov, character in Tolstoys War and Peace
Natasha - heroine in Barbara Cartland's book As Eagles Fly
Natasha Hyatt, character in "The Basic Eight" by Daniel Handler