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Gender: Female Meaning of Natasha: "birthday of the Lord" Origin of Natasha: Russian diminutive of Natalya Natasha's Popularity in 2017: #769

The name Natasha is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "birthday of the Lord". Natasha is ranked #769 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Attitude Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Your name, your kiddos".

From the experts:

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.

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Famous People Named Natasha

Natasha Schneider, Russian actress, musician and singer-songwriter
Natasha Gregson-Wagner, American actress
Natasha Jane Richardson, English actress
Natasha Anne Bedingfield, English pop singer and songwriter
Natasha Bianca Lyonne, American actress
Natasha Leggero, American actress/comedienne
Natasha Tonya Henstridge, Canadian actress
Natasha Negovanlis, Canadian actress/singer/writer
Natalya "Natasha" Galkina, Russian-American model
Natasha Poly (born Natalya Polevshchikova), Russian supermodel
Natasha Hamilton, English pop singer of Atomic Kitten
Matreya Natasha Fedor, Canadian actress
Natasha Haleema Micklewhite (b. 1973), daughter of actors Michael and Shakira Caine
Natasha Pokhis (b. 1990), daughter of comedian Yakov Smirnoff
Natasha Bure (b. 1998), American singer; daughter of actress Candace Cameron-Bure
Natasha Farrell (b. 2000), daughter of actors Stella Gonet and Nicholas Farrell
Natasha "Sasha" Obama (b. 2001) , daughter of President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama
Natasha Alexander Rodriguez (b. 2004), daughter of baseball player Alex Rodriguez
Natasha Alena Mishkutionok-Hainline (b. 2006), daughter of skater Natalia Mishkutionok and Alan Hainline

Pop Culture References for the name Natasha

Natasha Romanoff aka Black Widow, character in Marvel's Avengers series
Natasha "Tash" Williams, character on Australian soap "Neighbours"
Natasha Fatale, character on "The Rocky & Bullwinkle Show"
Natasha Rostova, character in Tolstoy's "War and Peace" and also the main character in the musical "Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812
Natasha, main character in Barbara Cartland's "As Eagles Fly"
Natasha Hyatt, character in "The Basic Eight" by Daniel Handler
"Natasha," song by Rufus Wainwright


Natasha Says:


Ayeee lol my name Natasha too!!! I just go by tasha but those "Similar names" are complete bs

Kaylon O. Centres Says:


Many nicknames have nothing to do with the original. Malia may have had trouble pronouncing Natasha as a child, said Sasha instead, and the name stuck. People often go by a middle name, or even their initials. You're no one to criticize anyone else for what they choose to name their children.

Jane Manka Says:


My first name is Natasha but I use my middle name Jane and chose a new first name. I was just never a fan of my name Natasha.

Thaïs Jin Says:


I agree. Natasha is a diminutive for Natalya so it's not even a proper name. Sasha is the diminutive for Alexander. Knowing some Russian, now that I know that Obama's daughter Sasha is short for Natasha, I too cringe.

bordercollie Says:


I used to dislike Natasha, but as of a month or so ago, I love it. I far prefer Natasha to Natalie or Natalia. Natasha just has more edge, plus the awesome Black Widow association, and it's hard to beat that. One of my new favorite names.

nml28 Says:


Wtf Obama was president for eight years of my life and I had no idea Sasha's full name was Natasha??

paulapuddephatt Says:


I used to like this more than Natalie and Natalia, but I got kind of burnt out on it, and then was made aware that it reads "ah Satan" in reverse, which didn't help. Tasha is a cute nickname, so maybe I will change my feelings again, in the future. I agree with the comments that question why Sasha is used as a short form. Tasha is more logical, or Nat.

TheSlothPrincess Says:


Natasha is a very beautiful name, familiar but not overused.

RoddyThlayli Says:


I like it pronounced either Nuh-taush-uh or Nuh-tash-uh (Tash like mash).

EllaYu Says:


This is my first name. I ditched it. I never, ever liked it.

I realize now as an adult that it's a pretty name. Growing up it sounded like "Trash" It's a loud name and i'm not a loud person. I don't like loud names much - people who used my first name called me Nat much of the time. I didn't mind Nat so much.

Jinxgirl Says:


I like Natasha, I prefer Sasha or Tash to Tasha for a nickname though

TheHumanCanvas Says:


Love, love, love!

Saffron_Rice Says:


I prefer this to Natalia

jasminegarden Says:


Love this.

Guest Says:


The pedantic in me cringes that the Obama family calls Natasha "Sasha" when those names aren't even related (besides being Russian).