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What does Santa mean?

Santa Pronunciation of Santa [san-ta] as a girls' name has its root in Spanish, and Santa means "holy". Santa is an alternate form of Santana (Spanish).


Creative forms:
(female) Saita, Salta, ..

(male) Saner, ..

Middle name pairings:
Santa Gitty (S.G.), ..

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. Demographics)

Santa entered the list in 1900-1909 and reached its apex rank of #809 in the U.S. in the 1910s, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. The only other popular variation form of Santa listed in the Top 2000 is Santana (#1748 from current records). Adoption of these forms of Santa was more pronounced in the year 1992 (median #1425) and is somewhat less today.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Santa, Santana in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Santa and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Santa is alike in pronunciation to Sinty. Other recommended names are Barta, Danita, Hanita, Janita, Lanita, Lata, Marta, Mata, Minta, Ranita, Saba, Sabra, Sacha, Sada, Sadia, Safia, Sahra, Saida, Salma, Samma, Samya, San, Sana, Sanda, Sande, Sandi, Sandy, Sanna, Sannah, Sanny, Santsia, Sanzia, Sara, Sarha, Sarita, Sarka, Sarra, Sasa, Sasha, Sato, Sayda, Seana, Seanna, Sena, Shana, Shanda, Shanea, Shania, Shanita, Shanta, Shantae, Shantai, Shantal, Shantay, Shante, Shanti, Shaunta, Shawnta, Shonta, Siana, Sina, Sintra, Sonia, Sonja, Sonya, Sunita, Synda, Syntha, Tanita, Vanita, Waneta, Wanita, Zaneta and Zanita. These names tend to be less frequently used than Santa.

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