Saskia is a feminine name. There are at least two different sources of the name. One is said to be of Dutch origin, where it originally meant "a Saxon woman" (alteration of "Saxia"). The other, thought to be of Slavic origin, meant "protector of mankind".

Notable bearers of this name include:

Fictional characters

  • Saskia Duncan, a character in EastEnders
  • Saskia the Dragonslayer, a character from the video game The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings
  • Saskia, a character from Roman Payne's novel , The Wanderess'
  • Saskia Duncan, a character in Australian TV drama "Dance Academy"
  • Aife, a character for the series Lost Girl used the name Saskia in order to hide her identity and get close to Bo, the main character.