Gender: Female Meaning of Natasha: "birthday of the Lord" Origin of Natasha: Russian diminutive of Natalya Natasha's Popularity in 2019: #880

Natasha Origin and Meaning

The name Natasha is a girl's name of Russian origin meaning "birthday of the Lord".

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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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).