[ 2 syll. sas-ha, sa-sha ] The baby girl name Sasha is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced SAA-SHaa †. Sasha is of Old Greek and Russian origin. It is used mainly in Russian, Spanish, and English. The English name has been bestowed on girls, due to the ending '-a' which can be found in other feminine names. See Sasha for more information.
In addition, Sasha is a diminutive of Alexandra in the Russian and Spanish languages.
Sasha is a widely used name; it has 26 forms that are used in English and foreign languages. English forms of the name include Saschae, Sash, Sashae, Sashah, Sashai, Sashana, Sashay, Sashea, Sashel, Sashenka, Sashey, Sashi, Sashia, Sashiah, Sashira, Sashsha, Sashya, Sasjara, Saskia, Sauscha, Sausha, Shasha, Shashi, and Zasha. Forms used in foreign languages include the French Sacha and the German Sascha.
Sasha is rather popular as a baby girl name. The name increased in popularity from the 1970s up to the 1980s; prior to that, it was of only irregular use. At the modest height of its usage in 1988, 0.098% of baby girls were named Sasha. It had a ranking of #147 then. The baby name has seen a decline in frequency since then. In 2016, it ranked at #533 with a usage of 0.030%. Within the family of girl names directly related to Sasha, Alexandra was the most popular. It was 5 times more popular than Sasha in 2016. Sasha has in the last century been mainly given to baby girls.
† Pronunciation for Sasha: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; SH as in "she (SH.IY)"
A famous person named Sasha is Figure Skater Sasha Cohen, born Alexandra Pauline Cohen 26 October 1984, Westwood, California.