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.
Associated with: rock.
Santana▲ has 1 variant: Santanna.Creative forms:
(male) Sandtana, Shaktana, ..
(female) Santala, Santaney, .. Middle name pairings:
Santana Obed (S.O.), ..
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)
Santana entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #869 in the U.S. in the year 2015. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Santana (#869 last year) rated in the Top 2000 are Anna, Saint and Sinclair. Usage of these relations of Santana was well-received a century ago and is somewhat less today, with the version Anna becoming less stylish. Santana is the most contemporarily stylish baby name among these.
Santana▲ is pronounced similarly to Santino▲. Other suggested similar names are Fontana, Janna, Montana▼, Montanna, Sagan, Sajan, Salman, Salton, Sandino, Sanjay, Sanson, Sansone, Sante, Santeago (see Santiago), Santee, Santiaco (see Santiago), Santiago▲, Santigo, Santo, Santos▲, Saxton, Scanlan, Shanan, Shannan, Stan▼, Stana, Stanten, Stanton and Swanton. These names tend to be more frequently used than Santana.