Anastasia


Anastasia

Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Anastasia


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caption=Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia is the best known Anastasia.
pronunciation=
gender = female
meaning = "of the resurrection"
region =
nickname = Nastia, Stacy
origin = RUS Russia
related names = Anastacia, Anastasiya, Nastasja, Nastia, Nastinka, Stacey, Staci, Stacia, Stacie, Stacy, Stasia, Tacy.
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Anastasia is the female form of the name Anastasius/Anastasios (Koine Greek: Αναστασια). Its meaning is usually given as "resurrection", but its literal translation is "she who shall rise up again". The name, and its male counterpart, were often given to Greek children born around Easter time during the early days of Christianity. It is the name of several early saints. Anastasia of Sirmium, a second century Christian saint martyred at Sirmium, is commemorated during the second Mass on Christmas Day each year by the Roman Catholic Church and is the patron saint of weavers. [ [http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/01453a.htm Catholic Online] ] The best known Anastasia is the Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia. Legends about her possible survival persisted throughout the 20th century and have been the subject of numerous books and films.

Anastasia is currently the most popular name for baby girls in Moscow, Russia [MN Weekly (Russia) [http://mnweekly.ru/local/20080410/55322788.html Moscow News Weekly] Retrieved on April 11, 2008] and is also a popular name in a number of other former republics of the former Soviet Union. 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. [ [http://www.behindthename.com/top/search.php?terms=anastasia Behind the Name] ]

During the show of Will & Grace The character 'Karen Walker' Had commonly used the alias 'Anastasia Beaverhauzen'.

Variants, including short forms and diminutives

*Ana (English)
*Anasta (Spanish)
*Anastacia (English), (Greek)
*Anastácia (Portuguese)
*Anastasa (Spanish)
*Anastasha (Greek)
*Anastia (Spanish)
*Anastasie (French), (German)
*Anastasiya (Bulgarian), (Russian), (Ukrainian)
*Anastázia (Slovakian)
*Anastázie (Czech)
*Anastazja (Polish)
*Anastice (English)
*Anasztázia (Hungarian)
*Anatazja (Polish)
*Anstass (English)
*Anstice (English)
*Asia (English)
*Asya (Russian)
*Nacha (Spanish)
*Nast'a (Czech)
*Nastasia (Russian)
*Nastassia (Belarusian)
*Nastasja (Russian), (Serbian)
*Nastasya (Russian)
*Nastia (Russian)
*Nastka (Polish)
*Nastusia (Polish)
*Nastya (Russian)
*Natasa (Greek)
*Stacee (English)
*Stacey (English)
*Staci (English)
*Stacia (English)
*Stacie (English)
*Stacy (English)
*Stasa (Czech)
*Staska (Czech)
*Stasya (Russian)
*Tacey (English)
*Taci (English)
*Tacie (English)
*Tacy (English)
*Taisie (English)
*Tansy (English)
*Tasi (English)
*Tasia (Greek), (Spanish)
*Taskenka (Russian)
*Tasoula (Greek)
*Tasya (Russian)

Anastasia (also Anastacia, Anastasiya,Anastassia, or Anastatia) may refer to:

List of people with the given name Anastasia

* Anastasia Horne, an American actress/singer
* Anastasia of Sirmium, saint and martyr
* Saint Anastasia the Patrician, sixth century saint
* Anastasia (artist) (flourished c 1400, Paris) French illuminator of manuscripts.
* Anastasia of Russia (died 1560), wife of Ivan the Terrible
* Ino Anastasia, wife of Tiberius II Constantine
* Anastasia (4th century), daughter of Roman Emperor Constantius Chlorus and Flavia Maximiana Theodora
* Escrava Anastacia, popular Brazilian slave saint and martyr
* Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia (1901-1918), daughter of Nicholas II of Russia, the last ruling family of the Romanov dynasty
** Anna Anderson a woman who claimed to be the Grand Duchess Anastasia
* Anastasia Blue, a retired pornographic actor
* Anastasia Dobromyslova. a Russian darts player
* Anastacia (also known as Anastacia Newkirk), American pop singer from Chicago, Illinois
* Nastassja Kinski actress
* Nastia Liukin, American artistic gymnast
* Anastasia Mannerheim Marshal Gustaf Mannerheim's ex-wife
* Anastasia Myskina, Tennis player, 2004 Roland Garros Champion
* Albert Anastasia, the Mafia boss
* Anastasia Dualla, a character in the critically acclaimed television show Battlestar Galactica

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