Russian, diminutive of Greek Alexander
"defending men"

Sasha Origin and Meaning

The name Sasha is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "defending men".

Sasha, largely male in Russia--and also spelled Sascha and Sacha--is an energetic name that has really taken off for girls here, chosen by Jerry Seinfeld (using the alternate Sascha spelling) and other celebs. The Barack Obamas use it as the nickname for their younger daughter, whose proper name is Natasha. But in line with a trend toward softer-sounding boys' names like Asher and Joshua and thanks to Borat star Sacha Baron Cohen, Sasha also still has life as a boys' name too--it's popular in France for boys and girls almost equally.

Another notable female bearer is 2006 Olympic silver medalist skater Sasha Cohen; Sasha Alexander, on the TV show Rizzoli & Isles, was born Suzana. And Sasha Fierce is the name of Beyonce's alter ego.

Sasha was as high as 147 in 1988.

# 616 in the US

Sasha Rank in US Top 1000

# 413 on Nameberry

Sasha Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Sasha Popularity

Famous People Named Sasha

  • Natasha "Sasha" Obamadaughter of U.S. President Barack Obama
  • Sasha PieterseAmerican actress
  • Sasha Velourstage name of American drag performer and artist Alexander Steinberg, winner of RuPaul's Drag Race season 9.
  • Alexandra Pauline "Sasha" CohenAmerican figure skater
  • Sasha Grey (born Marina Ann Hantzis)American actress
  • Sasha Alexander (born Suzana S. Drobnjaković)American actress
  • Aleksandra Igorevna "Sasha" PivovarovaRussian model
  • Sasha LussRussian model and actress
  • Alexandra "Sasha" Vyacheslavovna TrusovaRussian figure skater
  • Alexandra "Sasha" BarreseAmerican actress
  • Sasha Agha (born Zara Agha Khan)British actress and singer
  • Sasha AlsbergAmerican author
  • Sasha Nicole ClementsCanadian actress
  • Dominique "Sasha" LazardAmerican classical singer
  • Sasha MeneghelBrazilian model and actress; daughter of TV personality Xuxa Meneghel and model Luciano Szafir
  • Sasha AndrewsCanadian footballer
  • Sasha RamosAmerican actress
  • Sasha Kida ReynoldsAmerican actress
  • Sasha DobsonAmerican singer
  • Sasha Montenegro (born Aleksandra Aćimović Popović)Mexican actress
  • Sasha (born Karen Chin)Jamaican DJ
  • Sasha WilliamsCanadian actress
  • Sasha OlsonAmerican actress
  • Sasha HouChinese actress
  • Sasha Marianne SokolMexican singer and actress
  • Sasha CookeAmerican operatic mezzo,soprano
  • Sasha Rebecca SpielbergAmerican actress
  • Sasha MalloryAmerican contemporary/African jazz dancer
  • Sasha Wellsdaughter of actress Susannah York and Michael Wells
  • Sasha Nugentdaughter of singer Ted Nugent
  • Sasha Gabriella Foxdaughter of singer/actress Vanessa Williams and basketball player Rick Fox
  • Sasha Sabbioni (b. 2000)daughter of models Natasha Stefanenko and Luca Sabbioni
  • Sasha Zhulin (b. 2000)daughter of ice dancers Tatiana Navka and Alexander Zhulin
  • Sasha Kirilenko (b. 2006)daughter of singer Masha Kirilenko and basketball player Andrei Kirilenko
  • Sasha Bigard (b. 2009)daughter of comedian Jean,Marie Bigard
  • Sasha Junqueira Matyushenko (b. 2015)daughter of mixed martial artist Vladimir Matyushenko
  • Sasha Bonilova (born May 201987) Ukrainian Playboy Playmate of the Month for May 2011
  • Sasha GlasserAmerican special effects makeup artist, featured on the syfy show "Face Off"

Sasha in Pop Culture

  • Sasha Fiercealter ego of singer Beyonce
  • Sasha Bezmelon Australian soap "Home and Away"
  • Sashacharacter on TV's "The Walking Dead"
  • Sasha Bordeauxcharacter in Batman comics
  • Sashaprincess in "Orlando: A Biography" by Virginia Woolf
  • Sasha La FleurIrish setter in the movie "All Dogs Go to Heaven 2"
  • Sasha Silvermain character in the Canterwood Crest series
  • Sasha Caylocharacter in animated series "Titan Maximum"
  • Sasha Brauscharacter in anime/manga "Attack on Titan"
  • Sashacat in the Warriors series by Erin Hunter
  • SashaBratz doll
  • Sashacharacter in manga "Pita,Ten"
  • Sashacharacter in movie "Cube 2: Hypercube"
  • Sashacharacter in video game "Infamous"
  • Sasha Athenacharacter in "Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas"
  • Sashacharacter in "The Mephisto Covenant" by Trinity Faegen
  • Sashacharacter in Aphmau's YouTube series
  • Sashamentioned in song "Freedom of '76" by Ween
  • Sasha Trancharacter in movie "Always be my Maybe"
  • Sasha Jamescharacter on "The Magnus Archives"
  • Sashacharacter in the Rooster Teeth animated series "Camp Camp"