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What does Sana mean?

Sana Pronunciation of 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).


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

(male) Sain, Sanio, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sana Amiah (S.A.), ..

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)

Sana was first listed in 1990 and reached its highest rank of #1420 in the U.S. in 1999, and is at #1659 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)

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

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

Which version is better?

with similar and related girl names. The only other prominent variation form of Sana (#1659 last year) ranked in the Top 2000 is Sanna. Adoption of these relations of Sana was common among parents in 2015 (average #1829).

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.

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