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Boy Names Starting with San-

San- baby names and what they mean, with 18 results. San- names are used more often as masculine names. These boy names were at the peak of their popularity in 2014 (usage of 0.23%) and have remained as common to this day (usage 0.22%, 2.2%), but with names like Sandy becoming less trendy. Santana (#869), Santiago (#127), Santino (#608) and Santos (#915) are four of the more chic boy names in this compilation, while Santora (top 7%) and Sandin (17%) are popular San- last names.

San- names

Sanborn - Santos

Sanborn, var. Sanborne, Sanbourn, Sanburn, Sanburne, Sandborn, Sandbourne
Derived fr. Old English language. "Sandy stream." Sanborn, Sandborn (compare Sonneborn, Sehorn) are common -orn suffix last names.

Sancho, var. Sanche, Sanctio, Sancos, Sanzio
Derived fr. Latin word. "Sacred." Sancho (top 15%) and Sanche (63%) are found commonly as last names.

Sandberg, var. Sandbergh, Sandburg, Sandburgh
Derivative of Old English language. "Sand village." Outside Top 2000.

Sander and variantsSander1, var. Sandino1, Sandor1
Source fr. German, Greek elements. "Man's defender." Sander and Sandino are more novel as baby names.

Alexander and variantsSander2, Sandero, Sandor2, Sandro1, Sandros1, Sandy1, Sandie1
Forms of Alexander. Origin fr. Greek. "Man's defender, warrior." Sandy is conventional (top 69%) as a male name.

Sanders and variantsSanders, var. Sanderson, Sandor3, Sandros2
Based on Middle English word. "Son of Alexander." Less common today. Sandor was the variation last appearing (1960-1969) in the Top 2000.

Sandhurst, var. Sandhirst
Root fr. Old English language. "Sandy thicket of trees." Sandhirst and Sandhurst are rarely used as masculine names.

From Old English element. "Sandy settlement." Unique, with the androgynous -ton ending, like Saxton.

Sandor4, var. Sandros3
Derivative of Hungarian, Greek languages. "Man's defender." Adoption of Sandros and forms was widespread 6 decades ago.

Sandy2, var. Sandey, Sandie2, Sandino2, Sandor5, Sandro2
.. Sometimes also given as a nickname .. Less used today. Sandy was the version last appearing (1993) in the Top 2000.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of San- names: Sanders, Sandor, Sandro, Sandy, Sanford

Top 2000 baby names ranking of San- names: Sanjay, Santana, Santiago, Santino, Santo, Santos

Sanford and variantsSanford, var. Sandford, Sandfurd
From Old English element. "Sandy ford." Sanford and variants were favored a century ago, but now, Sanford has become less in vogue.

Source fr. Hindi, Sanskrit languages. "Conquering, triumphant." Sanjay is uncommonly used as a first name.

Derivative of Japanese language. "Praise; admirable." Not that prominent as a birth name.

Sansom, Sanson, Sansone
Var. of Samson. Derivative of Hebrew word. "Sun." Sanon (upper 11%), Sandon (54%) are conventional last names.

Santana and variantsSantana, var. Santanna
Origin fr. Spanish word. A blend of Saint and Anna .. Adoption of Santana and variants is widespread presently.

Santiago and variantsSantiago, var. Sandiago, Sandiego, Santeago, Santiaco, Santigo
Origin fr. Spanish element. "Saint James." Well-used, with usage of 0.169% for Santiago and variants as children's names in 2015, but lower than 0.18% the previous year.

Santo and variantsSanto1, var. Sante
From Italian, Spanish words. "Holy." Less widespread today. Santo was the version last listed (1970-1979) in the Top 2000.

Santos and variantsSantos, var. Santee, Santino, Santo2
Root fr. Spanish. "The saints." Santos has historically been preferred by parents, though Santino is now the preferred form.

Quick Reference

Summary Index of names [and variants] for San- names for boys.

1. Sanborn - Santos
Sanborn [Sanburn, Sanbourn, Sanborne, Sanburne, Sandborn, Sandbourne], Sancho [Sanche, Sancos, Sanzio, Sanctio], Sandberg [Sandburg, Sandbergh, Sandburgh], Sander [Sandor, Sandino], Alexander [Sandy, Sandor, Sander, Sandro, Sandie, Sandero, Sandros], Sanders [Sandor, Sandros, Sanderson], Sandhurst [Sandhirst], Sanditon, Sandor [Sandros], Sandy [Sandie, Sandro, Sandor, Sandey, Sandino], Sanford [Sandford, Sandfurd], Sanjay, Sanjiro, Samson [Sansom, Sanson, Sansone], Santana [Santanna], Santiago [Santigo, Sandiago, Sandiego, Santeago, Santiaco], Santo [Sante], Santos [Santo, Santee, Santino]

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