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This name is popular among young Asian parents.
― Anonymous User  9/10/2005
This is a darling, cutesy name for both boys and girls. The name is used for males more commonly in Europe and Russia.
Arrows  11/22/2005
I found a name meaning also to be "a helpful friend". I have only ever met one human being called Sasha where I live as the rest of the name bearers seem to be dogs. A very popular name to call a female pet dog.
― Anonymous User  11/30/2005
A famous bearer is Olympic figure skater Sasha Cohen.
― Anonymous User  3/6/2006
This is one of the few Russian names/nicknames I adore. From the first time I read the name Sasha in a book I was drawn to it.
Missy  3/10/2006
I don't like this name because it rhymes with my name, Natasha, so when people say Sasha I always respond.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2006
A variant, as you can see, is Sashya, pronounced literally "Sash-ya". It is uncommon and normally used in North America.
Sashya  4/5/2006
I like the name Sasha in it's own right but I prefer it for a girl as I don't think it is very masculine. My cousin is half-Russian and my aunt and uncle wanted a name that translated into both langauges so they chose Alexandra but everyone calls her Sasha and that suits her far better.
― Anonymous User  7/18/2006
Famous bearers are Sasha Mitchell and Sasha Pieterse. :-))
Maggie_Simpson  8/4/2006
A famous bearer is actress Sasha Barrese born in Hawaii.
audreyhubley  8/28/2006
I love this as a boy's nickname for Alexander! Most people I know prefer it for girls, though.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2006
Another famous bearer is actress Sasha Alexander, who was born Suzana Drobnjakoviæ. Sasha is her childhood nickname and Alexander is her brother's name.
dollrock  10/16/2006
I find Sasha too feminine-sounding for a boy. In most Western languages, "a" at the end of a name makes it feminine.
visitor27  11/27/2006
I met a very nice guy called Sasha. I also know a girl called Sacha. I think it suits both. Love it.
jeziana  12/8/2006
Most of the time an A at the end of a name is feminine in my opinion but Sasha is a really great name for a boy.
― Anonymous User  3/4/2007
Sasha´s pet forms are Sašenka, Sassy, Sissy.
Karcoolka  3/19/2007
This is the name of novelists Jonathan Safran Foer and Nicole Krauss's son.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2007
Definitely not a guy's name.
lisa_7  4/13/2007
This is such a cute name for a little girl!
elysa  4/26/2007
This is my son's name after his grandfather Aleksandr but where we live in the States, Sasha is predominantly a girls name. We spelled it Sascha. It suits him very well!
jaimej  6/18/2007
A good masculine variant might be Sascha or Sacha.
avalah  6/25/2007
Whenever I think of this name, I think of sausage. Lol.
Honeyrose  7/29/2007
I think the name Sasha is a very attractive name on guys. I don't really like it on girls. But for guys, it's so sexy.
Jesus_Freak  11/15/2007
A famous bearer is the Russian model Sasha Pivovarova. She's currently one of the most successful young models. She was recently featured on the cover of Vogue, and is known for her artwork and similar appearance to fellow model Gemma Ward.
Tears Of Blood  12/14/2007
Sarah Dessen, a young adult genre author ("Someone Like You"; two of her books were smooshed to make the movie "How to Deal"), had a daughter in September 2007 named Sasha Clementine.
out of the sky  12/15/2007
Sasha Obama is one of Barack Obama's daughters.
earthnut  1/9/2008
I like the name Sasha. It sounds very golden to me. Though, I'd give a warning to parents naming a boy Sasha; a lot of people think it sounds like a girl's name.
Pippin  3/15/2008
Well Pip, that's probably because you're American (just guessing) as it was originally a male name. I love this on a guy, but then again, I kind of like to mix gender names. I wouldn't use this in America because here it really is a very feminine name, but if I happened to be in Russia.
Katheros  4/27/2008
I'm not sure exactly how famous he is, but a semi-famous bearer of Sasha is Sasha Kaun, a basketball player for the Kansas Jayhawks from 2004-2008.
rockchalk54  5/9/2008
Sacha Baron Cohen, aka Borat, is a famous bearer of this name.
akaZsa  5/14/2008
It's nice and all, but it reminds me of a girl who has more money than brains, and is annoying.
mary26  7/19/2008
I think the name Sasha represents a strong, wealthy, smart woman. All my life I wished to be named Sasha, I love the name Sasha.
chocolatebonbon  8/8/2008
I've always thought of this as a girls name, and found it weird this is a also a boy's name.
Likeyeahwhatev  2/28/2009
I have always found this name very interesting. It's not overly-used, it's soft and rolls off your tongue and very pretty. I think it sounds good on a guy, too, but if I had my choice I'd name a girl this.
_0TophasNails_1  4/13/2009
I'm not a fan of names that are both masculine and feminine, but Sasha is one of the few that is an exception. I would not however name a son Sasha because of the ridicule he would be subjected to. I caught hell because of my first name and I wouldn't put any child through what I went through. For a girl Sasha is a great name that isn't over used and is pleasing to the ear.
Arcticwarrior  4/19/2009
I always thought it was a girls name, but I met a guy and he's called Sasha. Now I think it's awesome for both girls and boys. :)
Pookie-Mookie94  6/12/2009
Could also be a potential nickname for the feminine German name [Saskia].
― Anonymous User  6/28/2009
Being Russian, I am more used to hearing Sasha as a boys name. I find it a little awkward when it is a girl's name. (Yes, here it can be short for Aleksandr and Aleksandra, but most girls named Aleksandra seem to use "Sanya" for a diminutive. (At least in my city they do!)
LenkaPenka  7/29/2009
I'm not a big fan of unisex names, but Sasha is a good one for either boys and girls, even though to me it suits girls better. It doesn't single children out for being different or ridicule either like my own first name does.
Arcticwarrior  8/26/2009
This is my sister's nickname. Her real name is Natasha, but when we were younger our brothers had a hard time saying Natasha so it always came out as Sasha. So since she was little everyone calls her Sasha. Most people are surprised to find out her real name.
― Anonymous User  9/16/2009
I know a girl called Sasha. People tease her and call her Squasha. Because of this I don't think I'd use the name.
Rat  5/13/2010
When using it for boys, I like it pronounced 'SAR SHAH'. But when using it for girls, I like it pronounced 'SAH SHAH'.
starz26  7/10/2010
Sasha Son (that isn't his real name) is a Lithuanian popstar who was in the Eurovision Song Contest 2009.
― Anonymous User  8/7/2010
There is a shop keeper at Gaia Online named Sasha. She is known for her love of clothes and being a ditzy air head.
Toomra  9/28/2010
This is my second favourite Russian boys name. I think it sounds hot. But I'm not a huge fan of it for girls, for some reason, even though it IS technically unisex, even in Russia.

For a girl I prefer Sanya.
LullabyMoon11  10/23/2010
My daughter was born in August and I named her Sasha. I love it because it's the perfect popularity in the low 200's, is a diminutive of Alexander which is a family name tracing back several generations, and is less common than an Alexandra or Alexis when honoring those Alexanders. However, a word of caution for those considering this as a baby girl's (or any baby's) first name: When said frequently, Sasha becomes a tongue-twister. It often comes out Shasha or Shasa. Looks like I'll be messing up my baby's name for years to come.
Vergewaltiger  11/11/2010
Sasha is also pet form of Satyana.
Meg_Simpson  5/22/2011
I once knew a spoiled brat who had a rat-dog named Sasha. Nowadays that's all I can think of when I hear the name Sasha, and sorry to those who like the name, I don't.
blondieboo629  8/8/2011
I'm in the minority here, but I love this as a nickname for Alexander. It's so much warmer and more original than just Alex. I like it so much more (as a nickname) for a guy than a girl, either as a nickname or full name.
― Anonymous User  8/12/2011
Sasha Pieterse is an American actress.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Sasha Obama (born Natasha Obama) is the youngest daughter of Barack Obama, the current President of the United States of America.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
Sasha Cohen is an American world champion and Olympic figure skater. She was born Alexandra Pauline Cohen.
― Anonymous User  12/12/2011
I really like this name for a girl, although my aunt had a Russian boyfriend named Sascha and I think it sounded okay on a man but I just like it better for a girl.
michelle.ramirez  4/25/2012
I think I'm one of the few Sasha females in Italy... People here consider it (and they're wrong) a name for males only!
Sissi  5/1/2012
Sasha Mallory is an American dancer. She was the runner-up on season 8 of "So You Think You Can Dance".
― Anonymous User  7/26/2012
Not bad for either gender. I like it more for a boy though.

Funny how it doesn't seem to be a particularly common name, yet I've met 4 girls named Sasha.
AnastasiaE  9/29/2012
I don't like this name, since it's the name of one of those awful Bratz dolls.
Buneary  1/24/2013
Growing up in England I always thought of it as a girls name, but now I love it as an abbreviation for Aleksandr and think it's a great name for a boy or a man.
Kimbo_anna  7/31/2013
My name is Sasha, and as I live in north America, I have only ever seen it used for girls or dogs (why dogs?!). In N. American it is still uncommon enough that I get called Tasha and Natasha instead.
When I went to Europe, people were always very surprised to see that it is the name on my passport and official ID. A few people tried to call me Alexandra. My cousin is named Alexandria, when she was in Turkey everyone kept trying to call her Sasha. We are both quite entertained/annoyed that we get called the other's name.
kyllikkidieter  2/12/2014
The name is also English, but I've only ever heard it on women.
KenniWinchester  5/3/2014
I'm not a fan. It's a bit overused in NYC.
― Anonymous User  5/17/2014
My name is Aleksandra but I have always been called Sasha. I am from England and my family is known for having either unusual names or ridiculously long names. I my full name is Aleksandra Louise Mackenzie Edwards. My mum called me Aleksandra because she had a Russian friend who was going to call her child Sasha but she unfortunately had a miscarriage. I do like my nickname Sasha and I have never met a person with the same.
― Anonymous User  7/4/2014
I don't like this name for either gender.
― Anonymous User  8/22/2014
Aussie actor Chris Hemsworth and his wife Actress Elsa Pataky named their twin boys born on March 18 2014, Tristan and Sasha.
Lady_Skywalker  9/6/2014
Sasha is the name of the Heavy Weapons Guy's minigun in the video game 'Team Fortress 2'.
NamesInterestMe  11/1/2014
The meanings of the name Sasha:
1. From English — sunshine
2. From Japanese 幸 (sashi) — blessing, fortune, happiness
3. From Japanese 優しい (yasashii) — tender, graceful, affectionate
4. From Hindi शशी (shashi/sashi) - the Moon
skymoon  12/29/2014
I do love the name Sasha BUT only on girls. Because even if it's unisex originally, it sounds too feminine and girly anyway. It has a soft, tender sound. So I imagine a beautiful girl with grey eyes, long blonde or chestnut hair and pale skin :)
skymoon  12/29/2014
Sasha Pivovarova — Russian supermodel
Sasha Luss — Russian top-model
Sasha Pieterse — American actress
Sasha Grey — American actress
Sasha Spielberg — daughter of film director Steven Spielberg
Sasha Barrese — American actress
Sasha Torres — character on the ABC Family show "Bunheads"
Sasha Silver — character in Jessica Burkhart's Canterwood Crest series
Sasha Braus — character in the anime/manga "Attack on Titan"
Sasha Athena— character in the anime/manga "Saint Seiya: The Lost Canvas".
― Anonymous User  12/29/2014
Sasha, the Muscovite princess is a character in the novel Orlando: A Biography by Virginia Woolf.
― Anonymous User  1/4/2015
I'm called Sasha as a nickname for Sarah, because they're so close in structure and sound, and I absolutely love it. I love how it's almost a repetition of the first syllable, but the "sh" makes it a different sound, kind of like the name Nina, because the last syllable makes it a non-repetitive name.
skyhaven  2/3/2015
Russian diminutive of Sandra.
Samantha Carter  3/22/2015
I don't think this name is terrible for a boy, but I do prefer Sasha for females.
Kathy D.  3/28/2015
I love this name! It's so beautiful. The sound of it is so gentle and soft and it simply just flows off the tongue. Just lovely. I'd love to name my daughter this way!
― Anonymous User  3/28/2015
2SamanthaCarter: Russian diminutive of ALEXANDRA. Not Sandra.
― Anonymous User  3/28/2015
My name is Sasha and I really like it, it's not common and individual. However people do often pronounce it wrong, it's SA like in Sabrina not Sam. I also get called Tasha, Natasha and Sarah a lot.
sasha_13  9/22/2015
On boys it's the weirdest thing ever... As much as a boy Lily or Jessica.
― Anonymous User  4/6/2016
Sasha is short for Alexandra in Russia, and Sanya is short for Alexander. Look at these Russian models: Sasha Luss and Sasha Pivovarova. And check these Instagram pages out: markina, Sasha_popovaa, sashashulgovich, Sasha_korshun, sashetti, alexa_official, sanchos21, Sasha. Byka, sashakosolapova, sasharussia, sashulialfw, sashkavasilyeva, mickey_Sasha, malkova_s, golovkova. S and so on.
― Anonymous User  4/7/2016
My parents named me Sasha for my Slavic origin (Croatian); I live in Italy and here this name is very uncommon, especially for women. I'm the only girl with this name that I know in my country.
Toscana  5/3/2016
It's a very soft, sweet name. Very pretty. I see it more as feminine, since it is predominantly female in the US where I live, but I respect that it is a traditionally male name in Russia and don't think it sounds bad on a male.
RoseTintsMyWorld  5/9/2016
I am African from Western Africa. My daughter was born 1st January 2013. I named her Nanette-Sash,a. I wasn't familiar with the name but when she was put to birth, I went online for a search of names. Since I am a Catholic I based my search on meaning. So the meaning: "defender, help to mankind", for Sasha attracted me.
ismairrio  7/5/2016
I think this is definitely a girl's name, and any boy named this would be teased non-stop. Actually, I think it is such a shame it is a unisex name. Nothing about it sounds masculine. This name sounds strictly feminine to me.
― Anonymous User  7/21/2016
In the US, most names ending in -a are feminine. I have seen a few boys but they seemed feminine because of the -a. Girls names ending in -a are common, while boys usually have names ending in other letters. If you live in the United States, don't name a boy this.
skymoon  7/29/2016
I don't like this name for boys. I know it's a nickname from Aleksander but it just sounds so feminine! For girls it's not a bad name, it definitely sounds modern and exotic, with an air of boldness.
Javiblue96  9/8/2016
Sasha is the name of one of the Bratz dolls, which probably contributes to my idea of a young, bold, sassy girl whenever I hear this name.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2016
My little girl's name. I love it so much, no matter what contradictions pop up by contributors.
White Horse  10/16/2016
Welsh DJ Alexander Paul Coe (Sasha) uses this name.
heyyyyyyyyyyyy  10/30/2016
Love it- top name if I ever have a girl.
StacyB  11/28/2016
For a girl it's cute. For a boy I'm not sure… personally I would not choose a name ending with "a", as it is indeed seen as a female name. No boy likes having a name that people see as a girl's name. Chances are he'll hate it.
― Anonymous User  1/2/2017
My name is Sasha and I absolutely love it. I like the sound. It makes me think of a girly person. I love finding characters who share my name in books or movies or TV shows, it makes me so happy.
dancingbear  1/3/2017
Sasha has become a quick favorite of mine. Bold and independent, but still super feminine and sweet, which is surprising coming from a unisex name! I have been having difficulty finding a middle name that works. Some of my favorites are Sasha Isabelle and Sasha Rosalind, but I haven't gotten very far into the middle name process.
― Anonymous User  1/11/2017
Sasha Chanoff is an American aid organizer and humanitarian based in Somerville, Massachusetts who is notable for rescuing thousands of refugees in Africa. Chanoff founded a humanitarian assistance organization for refugees, called RefugePoint, which identifies endangered people, often children, generally in Africa, and provides assistance to them. Generally this involves coordinating their resettlement, by providing logistics including food and money, and working with immigration authorities in countries such as the United States, Canada, Australia, and elsewhere. He enlists the help of the mass media to encourage donations as well as increase public awareness of the numerous problems facing refugees. For example, he was instrumental in getting RefugePoint featured prominently on the American TV news documentary program 60 Minutes in 2013.
lilolaf  6/19/2017
Sasha Carlisle is a fictional character from the MTV soap opera Spyder Games (2001), played by breath-takingly gorgeous Robert Hutchinson.
Javiblue96  1/5/2018
My name is Alexandra (Sasha). I live in Spain and nobody else has this name. My parents are from Russia (where this name is really popular for both boys and girls). My second cousin is called Alexander so his parents call him Sasha too. Whenever we are in the same room they call him Shurik and in my case is Shura. These two names are used sometimes. I've seen a lot of people commenting that it sounds weird and that boys shouldn't be called Sasha but you just have to get used to it. There is a similar case with the name Andrea. In Spain Andrea is a female name, only meanwhile in Italy it's a male name only.
Hi there  1/7/2018
Arg! I can't decide if this is a better girl's name or boy's name. I used it as a girl's name in one of my stories for a spunky, slightly ridiculous teenage girl.
blackiesunshine  3/6/2018
That's actually really funny because I CANNOT stand the name Sasha on a boy.. FAR too feminine.
― Anonymous User  3/31/2018
What an ugly, disgusting name. It reminds me of the daughter of a president who ruined my country for eight years.
Prime Meridian  4/19/2018

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