The name is derived from the Germanic element, sachs, meaning “Saxon.”
The name is most famously borne by Saskia van Uleynburgh (1612-1642) the wife of Rembrandt. She was often the subject of many of his paintings.
Currently, Saskia is the 183rd most popular female name in Germany, (2011).
Due to many early Dutch settlers, the name has had some usage in the United States, especially among the East Coast elite. It is also prevalent in South Africa.
It is currently borne by Princess Saskia of Hanover (b.1970).
Sáskie is a Czech form.