Infobox Given Name Revised
name = Anastasia
Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russiais the best known Anastasia.
gender = female
meaning = "of the resurrection"
nickname = Nastia, Stacy
origin = RUS Russia
related names = Anastacia, Anastasiya, Nastasja, Nastia, Nastinka, Stacey, Staci, Stacia, Stacie, Stacy, Stasia, Tacy.
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
Eastertime during the early days of Christianity. It is the name of several early saints. Anastasia of Sirmium, a second century Christiansaint martyred at Sirmium, is commemorated during the second Masson Christmas Dayeach year by the Roman Catholic Churchand 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 Statesin 2007, down from 287th place in 2006. It was the 80th most popular name for girls born in Chilein 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
*Anastacia (English), (Greek)
*Anastasie (French), (German)
*Anastasiya (Bulgarian), (Russian), (Ukrainian)
*Nastasja (Russian), (Serbian)
*Tasia (Greek), (Spanish)
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 Chlorusand 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 Andersona 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
Nastia Liukin, American artistic gymnast
Anastasia MannerheimMarshal Gustaf Mannerheim's ex-wife
Anastasia Myskina, Tennis player, 2004 Roland Garros Champion
Albert Anastasia, the Mafiaboss
Anastasia Dualla, a character in the critically acclaimed television show Battlestar Galactica
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