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What does Santo mean?

Santo Pronunciation of Santo [san-to] as a boys' name is of Italian and Spanish origin, and the meaning of Santo is "holy". From the Latin word "sanctus".


Santo has 1 variant: Sante.

Related boy name: Santos.

Creative forms:
(male) Jayto, Sant, ..

(female) Sansy, Santy, ..

Middle name pairings:
Santo Marc (S.M.), ..

How popular is Santo?

Santo is a somewhat prominent first name for males (#1165 out of 1220, Top 95%) and an even more prominent last name for both adults and children (#7593 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Santo was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #653 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not ranked currently. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Santo name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. The only other popular varying form of Santo is Santos (#915 from current records). Adoption of these relations of Santo was at its peak 95 years ago (median #638) and is somewhat lower today (#1457, down 32%). Santos has historically been a favorite of parents.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Santo, Santos in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Santo is alike in pronunciation to Santee. Other recommended names are Balto, Cato, Cayto, Kaeto, Kato, Saint, Salton, Sancho, Sancos, Sanctio, Sandor, Sandro, Sandy, Sansom, Sanson, Santigo, Santino, Sanzio, Saulo, Saxton, Sesto, Sixto, Stanton and Swanton. These names tend to be less frequently used than Santo.

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