Anastasia is a common female name in Greece; its etymology refers to the Greek word “anastasi”, which means resurrection.
Anastasia is a popular name in all Eastern European Countries, especially Greece, Russia, and other Slavic or Eastern Christian Countries in various spellings.
Male Version of name Anastasia: Anastasios
Nameday of name Anastasia: Easter Day and December 22nd
Origin of name Anastasia – Easter Day and Agia Anastasia (St Anastasia)
Anastasia is one of these names that have a rather complicated background, when it comes to their name day. Usually, women named Anastasia celebrate their name day on Easter Day in Greece, because this day is associated with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
However, you might meet women in Greece who celebrate their nameday on December 22nd. This is the day of Agia Anastasia Pharmakolytria, a woman who lived during the reign of Emperor Diocletian. Anastasia martyred during the fierce persecutions of the Emperor, and she was declared a Saint by the Greek Orthodox Church.
If you want to be sure when is the name day of one of your friends named Anastasia, you should better ask her!
Nicknames deriving from the name Anastasia
Anastasia has many nicknames and diminutives; the most common ones are Tasia, Nastasia, Nastazia, Sia, Anta, Tasoula, Tasa, Soula, Tasso.
The Names’ Fairy reveals the meaning of name Anastasia
Anastasia is usually an imposing person, who pays much attention to the materialistic life; Anastasia is a little egocentric and likes to advise people a lot.