Anastasia \a-nasta-sia, an(as)-tasia\ as a girl's name is pronounced ahn-a-STAH-shah, ahn-a-STAY-zhah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Anastasia is "resurrection". From the word "anastasis". Russian feminine form of the Greek male name Anastasios. Popular in Eastern Europe in honor of a fourth-century saint who was martyred at Sirmium in Dalmatia. Also used occasionally in England in the Middle Ages and as late as the 17th century. The name of one of the daughters of Nicholas II, the last Russian czar, who supposedly survived the massacre of the royal family, and a film was based on this story (1956). Actress Nastassja Kinski.
Anastasia has 47 variant forms: Ana, Anastacia, Anastaise, Anastase, Anastasha, Anastashia, Anastasie, Anastasija, Anastasiya, Anastassia, Anastatia, Anastay, Anastazia, Anasztaizia, Anasztasia, Anestassia, Anna, Annastasia, Anstass, Anstice, Anya, Asia, Nastasia, Nastassia, Nastassiya, Nastassja, Nastassya, Nastya, Stace, Stacey, Stacia, Stacie, Stacy, Stash, Stasha, Stasia, Stasiya, Stasja, Stasya, Staz, Taisie, Tasa, Tasenka, Tasia, Tasiya, Tasja and Tasya.
For more information, see also the related name Asta.