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What does Santana mean?

Santana [san-ta-na] 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.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Sandtana, Shaktana, ..

(female) Santala, Santaney, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Charted below is the birth name history of Santana for boys. Santana entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its highest position of #879 in the U.S. in the year 2006, and is at #887 currently. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 2000 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 history of Santana and corresponding names. Popular related forms of Santana (#887 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.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Santana, Anna, Saint, Sinclair 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. 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.