I laughed when I saw this.
someone-  3/1/2020
It has nasty in it...
Luvbug86  9/2/2018
This name is too funny.
kayisforkeen  8/13/2018
It's one of diminuitives of my name Anastasia. Sometimes people who don't want to say my full name will call me Nastya. I prefer the spelling Nastia, although the pronunciation is the same. But I sooo dislike the sound of it. I don't like when people call me with this nickname. Nastya is also the first name of my good friend. She likes it more than mine. She says that because it's short. I love its meaning as it's the same as with my name.
Stasiya  10/6/2015
Honestly, I never even realized what the first five letters of this name spelled in English until someone else pointed it out years after I'd become a Russophile. The name is pronounced NAHST-yah, not Nas-tee-a. It's a lovely nickname for an absolutely gorgeous name. I'm actually much more off-put by the nickname Asya, given what English word the first syllable sounds similar to.
Anyechka  1/31/2015
I find this name quite pretty (NAHS-tya like a person mentioned above). I prefer the spelling Nastia as in Nastia Liukin.

However, I don't think this name will be received too well in the English-speaking world, as people may call her "nasty-uh" or "nausea".
― Anonymous User  5/11/2013
Sadly this is not a name for English speakers, as we tend to associate many names with something negative, nasty a being this one. I know in Russia however, this is a very pretty and gentle name. I didn't like it when I first heard it, but now I find it very nice.
― Anonymous User  9/21/2011
Nastja is a Czech, Slovenian, Croatian and Slovak form of Nastya.
Meg_Simpson  9/10/2011
I prefer Anastasia anyway, and this nickname is just horrendous. It looks like nasty a.

My RA's name is Nastya. She's from Russia, but spells her name Anastasia. She pronounces it nice-tee-uh.
Book_Reader22  4/19/2011
I think it's a pretty nickname if you're Russian. But not if you're English. Funny enough I once heard of a porn star with that name. I thought it was just made up, but I guess I was wrong, ahah.
Ranee  4/24/2010
This is a rather ugly diminutive of Anastasia, even though it's a legitimate one. I don't like how it looks like "nasty" with an A rammed onto it.
bananarama  9/18/2009
The gymnast Nastia Liukin has a different spelling of the name but I imagine it's the same in Russian.
― Anonymous User  9/20/2008
Cute, I think. The soft 't' really makes a difference. This is the form of Anastasia that her friends call her (informal, but not too informal.) From what I've seen, it's relatively popular. Interestingly, whenever I see someone with the name Anastasia online, they usually just go by this instead.
As for the anonymous commenter, yes, it's spelled the same (Настя)
― Anonymous User  1/25/2019
Although in English the name Nastya [NAHS-tya] sounds strange, it's certainly one of the most sweet names in Russian. The name has a lot of different tender forms and widely used in Russian fairy tales. So, this name is associated with a beautiful, tender, diligent and selfless girl. The most popular tender names for Nastya (Anastasiya) are:
Nastena [Nas-TYO-na]
Nasten'ka [NAS-ten'-ka]
Nastyusha [Nas-TYU-sha]
stacy  4/8/2007
That's like naming your child Grossa or Meana or Disgustinga. (no offense)
― Anonymous User  1/2/2007
Because this is a Russian pet name, it doesn't have negative connotations despite being close to the English word "nasty". I always wished my name was Anastasiya instead of Faina.
Fanya  5/30/2007
This is my nickname in Russian.
lolgirl92394  11/7/2005

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