Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Anastasia f. Fem. of Anastasius.

The name of several early saints, a 7th-8th C empress consort of Byzantium, and a 16th C tsarista of Russia.

Often given to children born near Easter.

England
Latin
1189 Anastasia (nom) GASurv p. 109; 1435 Anastasiæ (dat) WillsInv LVII
Early Modern English
1547 Anstes BarnstapleBap p. 6; 1551 Anstes ibid. p. 7; 1555/6 Anastasia ExMar 2b; 1555 Anstes BarnstapleBap p. 9; 1558 Anastice bruton-vol1 p. 110; 1560 Anstayce BarnstapleBap p. 10; 1564 Anstice DEmar-vol1 p. 81; 1573 Anastace bruton-vol1 p. 41, Anstace DEmar-vol1 p. 82; 1579 Anstace ibid. p. 84; 1581 Anstes DEmar-vol2 p. 6; 1583 Anstis ibid. p. 8; 1585 Anastice bruton-vol1 p. 8, Anstice DEmar-vol2 p. 12; 1586 Anstice DEmar-vol1 p. 85; 1587 Anstice DEmar-vol2 p. 13; 1588 Anstice DEmar-vol1 p. 85; 1589 Anastace bruton-vol1 p. 48, Anstice DEmar-vol2 p. 19; 1590 Anastice DEmar-vol1 p. 86; 1591 Anastace bruton-vol1 p. 51, Anstice DEmar-vol2 p. 23; 1592 Anastace bruton-vol1 p. 51, Anstice DEmar-vol2 p. 24; 1593 Anstice ibid. p. 26; 1595 Anstice ibid. p. 31; 1596 Anastice bruton-vol1 p. 11, Anstice DEmar-vol2 p. 34; 1597 Anastace bruton-vol1 p. 55, Anastice ibid. p. 11, Anstice DEmar-vol2 p. 36; 1599 Anstice ibid. p. 40
France
Latin
814 Anastasia (nom) StVdM-II C2
Germany
Latin
1287 Anastasia (nom) CDL-1.1.1 LXVII
Ireland
Early Modern English
1540 Anastacia Fiants-1 116
Italy
Latin
1527 Anastasia (nom) Rome1527 p. 87
Ukraine
Latin
1480 Anastasiam (acc) AGZ-18 CIX-1313, Anastasie (dat) ibid. CIX-1313
Cite as: S.L. Uckelman. "Anastasia". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Anastasia.