- I think this is a beautiful, sophisticated name. I prefer it pronounced in the European way (ana-STAH-zia) As a nick name, I would call her either Anya (ON-ya), or Stasi (STAH-zee).
- I've always loved this name. Here are my reasons why: 1. Had a babysitter by this name, they called her Sia for short and I thought that was really pretty 2. I've always loved the story of the missing Russian princess. 3. Love the meaning, "ressurection." 4. Have Eastern European Heritage and this would make a great name to honour it. 5. Love the niknames Sia and Stasia (Stah-shuh).
- This name isn't so unusual anymore but I still love it. It's so feminine and has character. You could never be boring with a name like Anastasia. I think if I ever have more than one daughter I will without a doubt use this name.
- pronounced Ah-nah-STAH-zee-yah, not Ann-a-STAY-zha): Very beautiful, mysterious, and enigmatic. I also like the meanings "She who will rise again" and 'She is risen,' coming from the actual meaning of resurrection. Nicknames would be Stasia, Nastya, Nastyenka, Nastulya, and Asya. Other
spellings of the name are Anastasiya, Anastazija, and Anastazia.
- so romantically Russian with so many lovely nicknames
- One of my hobbies is studying the Romanov dynasty, so of course I love to learn about Anastasia.
- I love this name for it's references to my passion for history (Grand Duchess Anastasia Nicolaevena). It is so old and classic sounding. I a sucker for old names. I would call her Anya for short.
- I think this is a very beautiful, very feminine, name. Very Victorian sounding; early 1900s.
- Anastasia Lynne: I have love the name Anastasia ever since the first time I heard it. There is just something about names that are usually associated with other countries. It can be shortened to Anya or Stacie. The name Lynne is a very common name, but with the e added at the end it has a different twist to it. The name Anastasia Lynne just flows so well. I hope one day to name my first daughter that.
- Anastasia Rosalind - Anastasia's a lovely, princessy name that travels well (being a longer variant of Anna), feels very feminine without quite crossing over into fluffiness. It's got a strength to it (as most Russian names do) and it grows well from the childish nicknames of Stacia or Stacy to the older nicknames of Anya or Ana as well as the full Anastasia!
Rosalind - Is one of the more delicate, lovely variations on the more classic Rose. It gains points for being a name Shakespeare used. Has a strength to it, while still sounding softer than Rose, that keeps it fresh feeling and lends it a bell like quality that would suit any girl!
Anastasia is a name whose popularity, until fairly recently, was found mostly in Eastern European countries. It is a form of the Greek male name Anastasios, which comes from the word meaning "resurrection."
Anastasia became more well-known in English speaking countries with the rise to fame of a woman in the 1920s who claimed to be Anastasia, the daughter of the last czar of Russia.
See Also: Anastacia
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