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Gender: F Meaning of Saskia: "Saxon" Origin of Saskia: Dutch

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From the first time we saw the name Saskia attached to a portrait of Rembrandt's wife (her full name was Saakje van Uylenburgh, but she was always called Saskia), we have found it utterly charming and wondered why it hasn't attracted more fans In this country--she's appreciated by the Brits, who have moved her to Number 392. Saskia is one of those names that's been used in Europe since the Middle Ages, but has never crossed the ocean.

One contemporary bearer is actress Saskia Reeves, who was born to a Dutch mother. Pop artist Red Grooms has a grown daughter named Saskia, and more recently TV's Anne Dudek chose it for her daughter.

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Famous People Named Saskia

Saskia Hamilton, American poet
Saskia de Brauw, Dutch supermodel
Saskia Heller (b. 2012), daughter of American actress Anne Dudek
Saskia Grooms, daughter of American artist Red Grooms
Saskia Burmeister, Australian actor
Princess Saskia of Hanover
Saskia Reeves, British actress
Saskia Hampele, Australian actress
Saskia Sassen, Dutch-American sociologist

Pop Culture References for the Name Saskia

Princess Saskia, character in British TV series "Huntingtower"
Saskia the Salsa Fairy, character from "Rainbow Magic" book series
Saskia the Dragonslayer, Virgin of Aedirn, character in video game "The Witcher"