Anastasius - Meaning of Anastasius
[ 5 syll. a-nas-ta-siu(s), an-astasi-us ] The baby boy name Anastasius is pronounced as aeN-aa-STEY-Ziy-ahS- †. Anastasius is used predominantly in the German language and it is derived from Old Greek origins. It is derived from the elements 'anastasis' meaning resurrection ; 'ana' up ; 'stasis' standing, standstill. Anastasios (Old Greek) is an older form of Anastasius. The name was borne by the 7th-century martyr, Saint Anastasius the Persian. There were numerous early saints, martyrs, and popes with this name. The name Anastasia (English, German, Greek, and Russian) is the female version of Anastasius.
Anastasius has 18 variants that are used in English and other languages. Variants used in English include Anastacio, Anastacios, Anastase, Anastasi, Anastatius, Anastice, and Athanasius. The short form Anas, and the diminutive forms Stacey and Stacy are other English variants.
Foreign variants of Anastasius include Anastagio (Italian), Anastas (Spanish), Anastasio (Italian), Anastasios (Greek), Anastassios (Greek), and Anastáz (Hungarian). Specific foreign variants include the short form Staas (Frisian), and the diminutive form Taso (Greek).
Anastasius is rarely used as a baby name for boys. It is not listed in the top 1000 names.
Baby names that sound like Anastasius include Anacletus, Anastacio, Anastacios, Anastagio, Anastasio, Anastasios, Amadeus, Amadeusz, Amedeus, Anastas, Anastase, Anastasi, Anastassios, Anastatius, Anastáz, Anastice, Anicetus, Aniketos, and Unathea.
† English pronunciation for Anastasius: AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; S as in "see (S.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; EY as in "ate (EY.T)" ; Z as in "zoo (Z.UW)" ; IY as in "eat (IY.T)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"