What does Santana mean?
Santana /san-tana/ [3 sylls.] 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.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 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. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Below is a charted analysis of the usage 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 boy names reached its most widespread during the years 1890-1899 (usage of 0.29%) and is now much less (usage 0.0565%, down 80.5%), with the version Anna becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Santana is pronounced similarly to Santino▲. Like Santana, this name is not frequently used.