Anastasia

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For other uses, see Anastasia (disambiguation).
Annastatia
Gender Female
Language(s) From the Greek Ανάσταση Anástasī meaning "resurrection."Also from the Russian language meaning once again "resurrection"
Origin
Meaning "Resurrection"[1] "
Other names
Short form(s) Ana, Anastasia, Anna, Anya, Nastya, Statia, Asia an Sia
Related names Anastacia, Anastasiya, Annastatia, Anastasia, Annastasia

Anastasia or Annastatia (Greek Αναστασία) is a personal name and the female form of the Greek male name Anastasius/Anastasios (Greek: Αναστασίος), meaning "resurrection."[1] The name, and its male counterpart, were often given to Greek children born around December 22 or around Easter during the early days of Christianity. It is the name of several early saints. Anastasia of Sirmium, a 2nd-century Christian saint martyred at Sirmium, is commemorated during the second Mass on Christmas Day each year according to the traditional calendar of the Roman Catholic Church. She is no longer commemorated on Christmas Day according to the Vatican II calendar. She is the patron saint of weavers.[2] The best known Anastasia is the Grand Duchess (Romanova) Anastasia Nikolaevna, youngest daughter of the last tsar of imperial Russia. Legends about her have been the subject of numerous books and films.

Popularity:

  • Anastasia was the most popular name for baby girls in Moscow, Russia in 2008,[3] and is also a popular name in a number of other republics of the CIS.
  • It was the 313th most popular name for girls born in the United States in 2007, down from 287th place in 2006.
  • It was the 80th most popular name for girls born in Chile in 2006.[4]

Feminine name variants[edit]

Full names:

Short forms:

Masculine variants[edit]

List of people with the given name Anastasia[edit]

Real people[edit]

Fictional people[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b Behindthename.com
  2. ^ Catholic Online
  3. ^ MN Weekly (Russia) Moscow News Weekly Retrieved on April 11, 2008
  4. ^ Behind the Name
  5. ^ Fifty Shades of Grey Movie Site