What does Santo mean?
Santo /san-to/ [2 sylls.] 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.Kreatif forms: Sadto, Saintto. [more]
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. Census)
Shown below is the baby name popularity of Santo for boys. Santo was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #637 in the U.S. during 1920-1929, but is not ranked currently. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
The only other popular varying form of Santo is Santos (#909 the previous year). Adoption of these boy names was at its peak during 1920-1929 (usage of 0.507%) and is now significantly less (usage 0.0455%, down 91%), with the versions Santo and Santos becoming less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the usage of Santo and affiliated names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)