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Meaning and Name Origin

Santana \s(a)-nta-na, 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.


Variations

Santana has 1 variant: Santanna.

Santana has 3 more related forms via Sinclair: Sinclaire, Sinclare and Synclair.


Popularity

Santana is an uncommonly occurring given name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#802 out of 88799, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Charted below is the birth name popularity 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. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Santana name in U.S.

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

Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Santana and corresponding names. The only other popular related form of Santana (#887 last year) is Anna. Adoption of these boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1890-1899 and is now much less, with the version Anna becoming less stylish. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Anna, Santana in U.S.

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


Similar Names

Santana is pronounced similarly to Santino. Like Santana, this name is not frequently used.

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