What does Santa mean?
Santa /san-ta/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name. Santa's root is Spanish, and Santa means "holy". Santa is an alternate form of Santana (Spanish). Santay is a conventional last name.
VariationsKreatif forms: Sanra, Sansa, Sanva. [more]
How popular is Santa?
Santa is a very popular first name for women (#1224 out of 4276, Top 29%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#13522 out of 150436, Top 9%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Santa for girls. Santa entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #549 in the U.S. in the 1930s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Santa and affiliated names. The only other popular variation form of Santa listed in the Top 1000 is Santana. Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1930-1939 (usage of 0.2255%) and has become significantly less since, with the form Santa becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Recommended similar baby names are Sana, Sanda, Sande, Sandi, Sandy, Sanna, Shanda, Shanita, Shanta, Shantae, Shantai, Shantay, Shante, Shanti, Shaunta, Shawnta, Shonta, Sunita, Synda and Syntha. These names tend to be less frequently used than Santa.