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Gender: F Pronunciation: Anna-STAY-zha or Ahna-STAH-zha Meaning of Anastasia: "resurrection" Origin of Anastasia: Greek, feminine variation of Anastasios Anastasia's Popularity in 2016: #192

Anastasia is no longer a forbidding regal Russian name, but is now seen as a viable -- and increasingly popular -- American option, elegantly beautiful.

Anastasia's greatest claim to fame is via the "lost" daughter of the last czar of Russia, whose story has been told and retold in books and movies.

An old Greek name and also that of an ancient saint--the patron saint of weavers--Anastasia was well used in ancient Britain and in Ireland as well as Russia.

Anastasia's meaning relates to resurrection, making it an apt choice for an Easter or spring baby.

Famous People Named Anastasia

Anastasia Nikolaevna Romanova, Grand Duchess of Russia
Anastasia Valeryevna "Nastia" Liukin, Russian-American Olympic gymnast
Anastasia Cannuscio, American ice dancer
Anastasia Andreyevna Shpilevaya, Russian ice dancer
Anastasia Ilinichna Skoptsova, Russian ice dancer
Anastasia Galyeta, Russian ice dancer who represents Azerbaijan
Anastasia Maria Mili, American actress
Anastasia Nikolayevna Grishina, Russian Olympic gymnast
Anastasia Konstantinovna Prikhodko, Russian folk pop singer
Anastasia Rodionova, Russian-Australian tennis player
Anastasia Sergeyevna Pavlyuchenkova, Russian tennis player
Anastasia Hille, English actress
Anastasia van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven, daughter of Prince Maurits of Orange-Nassau
Anastasia Dhanraj, birth name of Tasie Lawrence, British actress
Anastasia Higham, American stage actress
Anastasia Griffth, American-Irish actress
Anastasia Lagune, Latvian model
Anastasia Baranova, Russian actress
Anastasia Soare, Romanian-born cosmetologist of Anastasia Beverly Hills

Pop Culture References for the name Anastasia

Anastasia Tremaine, stepsister in Disney's "Cinderella"
Anastasia "Anya," main character in 1997 animated film "Anastasia," about the Grand Duchess Anastasia
Anastasia Pratt ("Chalkline Annie"), character in movie "Midnight Cowboy"
Anastasia Dewsbury, character in "The Adventures of Harry Richmond" by George Meredith
Anastasia "Dee" Dualla, character on TV's "Battlestar: Galactica"
Anastasia Colborne, character on TV's "Seed"
Anastasia "Stacey" McGill, character in The Baby-sitters Club series
Anastasia, character in Barbara Cartland's "A Kiss for the King"
Anastasia, Red Queen on TV's "Once Upon A Time in Wonderland"
Anastasia "Ana" Steele, main character in the ''Fifty Shades of Grey'' series
"Yes, Anastasia," song by Tori Amos