What does Santana mean?
Santana /san-tana/ as a boys' name (also used less widely as girls' name Santana) is pronounced san-TAN-ah. It is of Spanish origin. A blend of Saint and Anna, after the fashion of Sinclair. Rock guitarist Carlos Santana has made the name familiar.
Santana has 1 variant: Santanna.Kreatif forms: Sactana, Santanasi, Santasi. [more]
How popular is Santana?
Santana is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#710 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Charted below is the birth name history of Santana for boys. Santana entered the list in 2006 and reached its highest position of #879 in the U.S. then, and is at #887 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the history of Santana and corresponding names. The only other popular related form of Santana (#887 last year) rated in the Top 1000 is Anna. Adoption of these relations of Santana was well-received during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.29%) and is somewhat less today (usage 0.06%, down 80.5%), with the version Anna becoming less stylish.
Thinking of names?
Santana is pronounced similarly to Santino▲. Other suggested similar baby names are Fontana, Janna, Montana▼, Montanna, Sagan, Sajan, Salman, Salton, Sandino, Sanjay, Sanson, Sansone, Sante, Santeago, Santee, Santiaco, Santiago▲, Santigo, Santo▼, Santos▼, Saxton, Scanlan, Shanan, Shannan, Stan▼, Stana, Stanten, Stanton▼ and Swanton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Santana.