What does San mean?
San [san] as a girls' name has its roots in English and Hebrew, and the name San means "the sandpiper bird; lily, rose". San is a version of Sanny (English): a pretty-sounding name. San is also a variant of Susan (Hebrew): short version of Susanna and Susannah.
24 more alternative forms via Sanny, Susan: Sanna, Siusan, Sonel, Soo, Soosan, Su, Suanny, Sue▼, Suesan, Sunel, Susana▼, Susann, Suse, Susen, Susi, Susy, Suzan▼, Suzana, Suzane, Suze, Suzi, Suzon, Suzy and Zanna.Creative forms:
(female) Sane, Sann, ..
(male) Sase, Seno, .. Middle name pairings:
San Hana (S.H.), ..
How popular is San?
San is an uncommonly occurring first name for women but a very prominent surname for all people (#14983 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
San was first listed in 1950-1959 and reached its peak rank of #1550 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its source forms and related girl names. Prominent varying forms of San listed in the Top 2000 are Susan (#929 a year ago), Susana (#1702), Suzan, Suzi, Suzy, Susann, Sanna, Sueann and Sue. Other variants, like Soosan, are seldom used. Adoption of these relations of San was common among parents during the years 1950-1959 (average #1099) and has become much diminished since (#1863, 100% less usage), with versions such as Susana becoming somewhat outmoded.