Its source is sachs, an Ancient Germanic name meaning "The Saxon people."
This girl's name is used in Czech.
Saskia van Uijlenburgh was the wife of 17th century Dutch painter Rembrandt van Rijn. Use of her name in the Netherlands can be traced to her; however, the derivation of Saskia from the name of the Saxon people is uncertain.
A correspondent from Great Britain who bears this name suggests that it could be of Slavic origin, in which case it might be related to Sasha, a short form of Alexandra.
It has also been suggested that the name could mean ''Valley of Light.''