US Popularity:7395
Other Origin(s):Dutch, Slavic, Greek
Meaning:A Saxon; Knife; Protector of mankind
Saskia is a girl’s name with multiple origins. In Germany and the Netherlands, it evolved as a form of Saxia, which means “a Saxon.” It is also rooted in the Germanic word sahsa, which means "knife." Saskia may also be a variant of the Russian and Slavic name Sasha, short for the Greek Alexandra, which means “protector of mankind.” Whichever meaning you prefer, this name has a lovely sibillant sound and a timeless feel that makes it an excellent choice for baby.

Saskia Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Saskia is currently #1692 on The Bump
Girl:Saskia is currently #1208 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Saskia is currently #7395 in U.S. births
Girl:Saskia is currently #4246 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2023
+ 408
from 2022
In comparison to the previous year's data
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