Natasha

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Gender: F Meaning of Natasha: "birthday of the Lord" Origin of Natasha: Russian diminutive of Natalya Natasha's Popularity in 2016: #731

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.

In the USA, Natasha was a Top 100 name throughout the eighties but now ranks in at Number 731, while in the UK, Natasha is Number 404.

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