May 7, 2017

ANASTASIA


  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Resurrection

Variations: Anastasie (French)


Name Info: 
  • The name of a 4th century Saint who was martyred in Yugoslavia.  There are many legends connected with her life.  Anastasia has  always been more popular in Greece and Russia than in the West. 
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  • The Grand Duchess Anastasia, daughter of Czar Nicholas  II of Russia, is claimed to have escaped from the Bolsheviks who executed the rest of her family in 1918.  Controversy over the truth of this claim still lingers so that the name has enjoyed a small revival in English-speaking countries. Stacy is  a popular short form of Anstice an old English variation.  


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