User comments for Anastasia (Meaning / History Only)

The name Anastasia can also mean rebirth or resurrection.
disasterstruck  6/24/2005
The most commonly celebrated Name Day for Greeks with the name Anastasios and Anastasia is Greek Easter, as the name means "resurrection." This is a moveable feast day, falling on a different Sunday each year.
― Anonymous User  12/11/2005
The name Anastasia means "she will rise again".
Arowen Half-Elven  12/15/2005
I studied Koine Greek in college, and did the etymology of my first name. Ana is a preposition which means 'back up' or 'up again', and stasis is the future form of the verb histemi, which means 'to stand' or 'to rise'. So the literal meaning of the name is 's/he who shall rise up again.' It was apparently given to children born around Easter during the early years of Christianity. I pronounce it ah-nah-stah-SI-Ah, which is the pronunciation used in Holland and Russia.
anastasianicole  10/10/2006
Yes, this name is also pure Russian. It is spelt Anastasiya in Russia, but this name is Russian, no matter how it is spelt. Also, a common pet name for Anastasia is Anya.
nadiaxox  6/23/2008
This name is Greek, it's a bit of a stretch to say it's purely Russian (it's not); though it is very popular in Russia. That doesn't make it a purely Russian name any more than the common English usage of Hannah makes the name purely English. Also, Anya is not a nickname for Anastasia (assuming we're still talking about Russian usage), but rather Anna. Nastya would be the most common nickname of Anastasia.
― Anonymous User  12/20/2016
This name derives from the Greek word: ΑΝΑΣΤΑΣΙΣ=resurraction, rising. Referring to Jesus Christ.
georgev1112  9/14/2011
This is the italian form of the name too.
Aradne  2/12/2013
Literal meaning, "resurrected woman".
Sabertooth  8/3/2014
Twin-sisters Izbitskye who said their grandma was duke Anastasia used DNA-testing ("Family tree DNA") to prove relativity to Romanovs family. Womens DNA-results consists many same to Nicolas II DNA-markers. Both autosomnal and mitochondrial DNA are similar to autosomnal and mitochondrial DNA of the Romanovs family.
selinchyren  4/16/2016
It comes from the Greek word "anastasi" (gr. "ανάσταση"), meaning "resurrection".
― Anonymous User  8/26/2016

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