Saskia Origin and Meaning

The name Saskia is a girl's name of Dutch origin meaning "Saxon".

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 HamiltonAmerican poet
  • Saskia de BrauwDutch supermodel
  • Saskia van UylenburghDutch wife and model for painter Rembrandt van Rijn
  • Saskia Groomsdaughter of American artist Red Grooms
  • Saskia BurmeisterAustralian actor
  • Saskia HooperPrincess of Hanover, daughter of Prince Welf Ernst and Princess Wibke
  • Saskia ReevesBritish actress
  • Saskia HampeleAustralian actress
  • Saskia SassenDutch,American sociologist
  • Saskia Johanna WebberAmerican soccer player
  • Saskia Rose Hawkinsdaughter of fitness bloggers Tammy Hembrow and Reece Hawkins
  • Saskia Heller (b. 2012)daughter of American actress Anne Dudek

Saskia in Pop Culture

  • Saskia de Merindolcharacter on TV's "Secret Bridesmaids' Business"
  • Saskiaprincess character in novel and British TV series "Huntingtower"
  • Saskia the Salsa Fairycharacter from "Rainbow Magic" book series
  • Saskia the DragonslayerVirgin of Aedirn, character in video game "The Witcher"
  • Saskia Kupferbergcharacter on TV's The Sopranos
  • Saskia the Unyieldingcharacter in card game "Magic: The Gathering"
  • Saskia Maddingcharacter in Charles de Lint's Newford series
  • Saskia Duncancharacter on TV's "Dance Academy"
  • Saskia Duncancharacter on British soap "EastEnders"
  • Saskia Doppleone of the main characters in the Dopple Ganger Chronicles, twin sister to Sadie
  • Saskiaalias of a prominent character on TV series Lost Girl
  • Saskia Bloomcharacter on Australian TV series "Nowhere Boys"
  • Nickname: Skia
  • Saskiaminor character in "Six of Crows" by Leigh Bardugo