Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Today's name: Saskia (female)

Potential nicknames: Sas, Sass, Sassy, Kia, Ski, Skia, Sasa, Saski, Saska, Sax

Pronunciation: SAHS-kee-ah (SAS-kee-uh)

Origin: Danish and Old German, meaning "Saxon," "Saxon woman," or "the Saxon people," coming from the word sachs. (2) Possibly of Slavic origin, related to Sasha, a short form of Alexandra that can stand on its own.

Fun fact: (1) There is currently a Princess Saskia of Hanover. (2) Saskia was the wife of Rembrandt, the famous 17th century Dutch painter, and use of her name in the Netherlands can be traced back to her.

Popularity: Saskia has been very popular in the UK for ages, and has become popular in Australia, but in 2010 there were only 19 American babies given this name, according the the Social Security Administration. In 2011 there were only 16.



  1. I love the idea of Sax as a nickname for Saskia, given the origins of the name it seems rather logical.

  2. Actually, that's a great idea! I will add that to the nickname list just in case people don't view the comments to see your suggestion.