Anastasia



Nikolaievna Romanov
[Russian nyi-kuh-lah-yiv-nuh ruh-mah-nuh f] /Russian nyɪ kʌˈlɑ yɪv nə rʌˈmɑ nəf/ (Show IPA), Grand Duchess, 1901–? daughter of Nicholas II: believed executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918 with other members of the Romanov family.
a female given name.
Contemporary Examples

Is it true that you also turned down the chance to audition for the Anastasia Steele role in the Fifty Shades of Grey movie?
Exclusive: Shailene Woodley On ‘Divergent,’ J. Law, and Why She Turned Down ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Marlow Stern March 6, 2014

But Anastasia showed me that brows are frames for the face, and make such a world of difference in how a woman looks.
Meet Hollywood’s Eyebrow King, Damone Roberts Allison Samuels August 17, 2013

“Grey,” “Ana,” and “Anastasia” soared to the top of baby-name lists.
50 Ways ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ Has Changed the World Lizzie Crocker December 19, 2012

Christian submits to Anastasia, and lets her touch him ‘in the forbidden zone’ …!
Speed Read: 12 Naughty Bits From ‘50 Shades Darker’ Lizzie Crocker May 3, 2012

“Alfa only has about two hundred members,” says Anastasia Rozlertska, a 27-year-old activist.
Photographs Expose Russian-Trained Killers in Kiev Jamie Dettmer March 29, 2014

Historical Examples

The Saint immediately applied holy earth and Anastasia was cured.
Caucasian Legends A. Goulbat

We began talking about the late Duke of Matalone, and Anastasia left us.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

He was the worthy son of Anastasia, and from his mother he had inherited both genius and moral worth.
The Empire of Russia John S. C. Abbott

Leonilda gave the marquis a full account of my talk with Anastasia.
The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt

To Anastasia, waiting in the kitchen, it seemed as if her aunt would never come down.
The Nebuly Coat John Meade Falkner

noun
Grand Duchess. 1901–?18, daughter of Tsar Nicholas II, believed to have been executed by the Bolsheviks in 1918, although several women subsequently claimed to be her

fem. proper name, from fem. of Late Latin Anastasius, from Greek Anastasios, from anastasis “resurrection,” literally “a standing or rising up,” from ana “up; again” (see ana-) + histanai “to cause to stand, to stand up” from PIE root *sta- “stand” (see stet).

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