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Girl Name: Saskia

Name: Saskia
Pronunciation: \s(a)-skia, sas-kia\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: the Saxon people
Origin: Slavic
Similar Names: Kaska, Sasilia, Sasa, Sarka, Sascha, Staska, Taska, Teskia, Toskia, Zakia

Description

Saskia \s(a)-skia, sas-kia\ as a girl's name is of Danish and Old German origin, and the meaning of Saskia is "the Saxon people". From "sachs". Also possibly "valley of light". Name of the wife of the 17th century Dutch painter Rembrandt. Use of her name in the Netherlands can be traced to her; however, the derivation of Saskia from the name of the Saxon people is uncertain. The name could also possibly be of Slavic origin, and related to Sasha, a short form of Alexandra. Actress Saskia Reeves.

Similar baby names are Kaska, Sasilia, Sasa, Sarka, Sascha, Staska, Taska, Teskia, Toskia and Zakia.

Popularity

Saskia is not a popular first name for women and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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