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  • proper n. A female given name borrowed from Russian in the twentieth century.


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Russian Наташа (Natáša), an informal pet form of Наталия (Natálija), cognate to Natalie.


  • March 3, 2006 at 4:09 pm i would like mark and natasha to win because she was in my favourite girl group and he is the best actor in Holby city please vote for Mark and Natasha!

    Dancing On Ice Betting Odds: Aggie Out, Who’ll Win?

  • Or hey, War and Peace (lol, wrote "Piece" first) -- you're in Natasha's head; you're in Andrei's head; you're in Pierre's head -- and you want to be.

    intertribal: sorry if this is a really stupid issue.

  • I then basked in Natasha's Dance by Orlando Figes and felt sated.

    52 entries from October 2006

  • Tasha Tudor was born Starling Burgess, in Boston, but acquired the nickname Natasha from her father, a fan of Tolstoy.

    She Lived in and Painted the Past

  • And one of the things Father Keene told me when I came back from one of these trips -- Hyun Sook had chosen the name Natasha, which I understood was from her watching a Rocky and Bullwinkle cartoon on the American Air Force station.

    Rick Smolan tells the story of a girl

  • Natasha is the future of writing fulfilled and is now an assistant professor at Emory.

    Lillian Smith Book Awards

  • Paul gave the notices and announced that someone called Natasha (obviously another regular who I don't know) had a baby girl yesterday and wasn't that wonderful.

    sheepdip Diary Entry

  • Ah, monsieur, c'est un saint, un véritable saint! and Natasha is much, much better.

    Whose Body?

  • The girl called Natasha who got the grant to study in Italy had actually been married and divorced when she was eighteen, and her parents never even knew it.

    The New Yorker Stories

  • Beck is horsewhipped by Prince Andre after calling Natasha a neurotic socialist slut, he advises the Russian high command to ignore the invading French army and attack Finland and he calls Napoleon a gay Islamofascist, infuriating the short French emperor, who orders him buried upside down in an anthill.

    Lewis Grossberger: Books I'm Finally Throwing Out


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