The female equivalent of the ancient Greek male given name Anastasius, comes from the ancient Greek word (ἀνά-στᾰσις) [aná-stăsis] meaning - "recovery, rebirth, rising; resurrection; Easter; revived, risen, resurrected; immortal". The name had been widespread among the early Christians. Anastasia is one of the most common feminine given names in the Slavic countries (Russian Анастасия).
St. Anastasia the Healer - was a Christian Saint and martyr who died at Sirmium. In the Orthodox Church she is commemorated as the Great Martyr Anastasia, the Deliverer from Potions. She is one of seven women, excluding the Blessed Virgin Mary, commemorated by name in the Canon of the Mass.