Defending men






Emily P. Contributor

Sasha, a name of Slavic origin meaning "defender," seems a powerful choice for large, elegant breeds like Huskies or Malamutes. It's also unisex, so it's perfect whether your pup's a lady or a gent.

There's even a little pop culture cred to be had in there, too. Remember Sasha Fierce, Beyoncรƒยฉ's alter ego? Your dog could be the next big diva or defender of the yard with a name like Sasha.

And just to add a presidential touch, Sasha Obama also springs to mind.

So, there you have it. If you want your dog to represent strength, sass, and a bit of celebrity sparkle, I really think Sasha fits the bill. It's more than a name, it's a statement!

Traits associated with the name Sasha:

Dogs named Sasha tend to be loving, good-natured, brave, and strong-willed. This name is also associated with companionship, and courage.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Sasha?

That you have a fondness for the name Sasha and that you likely have a strong connection to the name. It could also suggest that you are a creative and imaginative person who likes to express themselves through the names they choose for their pets.

Is Sasha a good dog name?

Sasha has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Sasha is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Sasha is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Sasha outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Sasha was, in the past month, the 45th most viewed dog name on

As of July 2024, Sasha is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with visitors.

In the past week, Sasha was viewed 0 times, and liked 1 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Sasha's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Sasha is most adored in Vermont, Iowa and New Hampshire.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Washington, New Mexico and Minnesota.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Sasha.

Most popular breeds named Sasha:

  1. German Shepherd
  2. Labrador Retriever
  3. Siberian Husky
  4. Rottweiler
  5. Chow Chow

Sasha is found in these categories:

old fashioned dog names

Popular during the 70s, this moniker harks back to disco era nostalgia.

cute dog names

Derived from Alexander, it's playful, endearing and popular among puppies.

independent dog names

The name's gender-neutral usage and association with strength and leadership contribute to its independent nature.

Dog names like Sasha:

A famous cartoon canine sleuth
full of fighting spirit
An electrician
Contraction Of St. Denys
Free man
Small light mode of transportation.
Sasha dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (3)

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(Departamento de Sucre, Colombia)
I have a dog called Sasha, she is a baby shitzu, that is, a puppy, and she is very affectionate and protects me a lot ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŽ she is a gift for me, I love her, thank you for researching, you helped me a lot in choosing her name ๐Ÿงธโ˜บ๏ธโ˜บ๏ธ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ•
March 28, 2024 โ—† Translated

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Wilson Rojas (Provincia de San Jose, Costa Rica)
I have a dog named Sacha, she is a Malinois shepherd, she is 1: 7 months old, she is very protective.
October 02, 2022 โ—† Translated

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Candy Watkins (Texas, United States)
My dog ran at the house and she got lost and we couldn't find her after it so we called the animal shelter and they couldn't find her so if y'all have a dog named Darla but her real name is Sasha so yeah
February 11, 2022

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