The Russian name Sasha is a shortened version of Alexandra. Sasha is generally understood to mean "man's protector" or "defender of mankind." Although the name is widely used for boys in Russia, the name is steadily increasing in popularity for girls in the United States.
Similar Names: Sacha, Sasha, Zasha
Famous Sasha Names: Sasha Obama (daughter of President Obama), Sacha Baron Cohen (actor and comedian)
In Sasha Obama’s case, it is a nickname for Natasha.