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What does Sana mean?

Sana [sana] as a girls' name is pronounced sa-NAH. It is of Arabic and Hindi origin, and the meaning of Sana is "brilliant; praise".

Related girl name: Sanna.

Associated with: arabic, brilliant (light), praise (glory).


Kreatif forms:
(female) Sinna, Suna, ..

(male) Sain, Sanio, ..

How popular is Sana?

Sana is a somewhat popular first name for females (#4113 out of 4276, Top 96%) and an even more popular surname for both adults and children (#51458 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Sana for girls. Sana was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #1420 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #1753 presently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sana outside U.S.

The only other prominent variation form of Sana (#1753 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 is Sanna. Adoption of these relations of Sana was common among parents in 2011 (average #1827) and has remained as widespread to this day.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sanna outside U.S.

Similar Names


Sana is alike in pronunciation to Ciana, Cianna, Cyanea, Sannie, Seana, Sienna, Signa, Sina, Sinny, Sohnia, Sueanna, Sunny, Swanny, Zaina, Zanna, Zayna, Zaynah, Zena, Zenia, Zenna, Zina, Zinia, Zoanna, Zonia and Zyna. Other suggested similar names are Dana, Gana, Hana, Iana, Jana, Lana, Nana, Rana, Saba, Sada, Sam, Sami, Samia, Samma, Samya, San, Sanda, Santa, Sara, Sasa, Sean, Shaena, Shaina, Shan, Shan-, Shana, Shanae, Shanah, Shanay, Shane, Shanea, Shani, Shania, Shanna, Shauna, Shawna, Shayna, Shena, Shona, Shuna, Sian, Sima, Sine, Soma, Syma, Tana, Vana and Yana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sana.