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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 2018 (USAGE OF 0.32%), except for names like Sandy which have become less trendy. Santana (#732), Santiago (#81), Santino (#524) and Santos (#1002) 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. Sandbourne, Sandborn, Sanburne, Sanburn, Sanbourn, Sanborne
Derived fr. Old English language. "Sandy stream." Sanborn, Sandborn (compare Sonneborn, Sehorn) are common -orn suffix last names.

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

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

Alexander and variants

Sandy1, Sandie1, Sandros1, Sandro1, Sandor1, Sander1, Sandero
Forms of Alexander. Origin fr. Greek. "Man's defender, warrior." Sandy is conventional (TOP 69%) as a male name.

Sander and variants

Sander2, var. Sandor2, Sandino1
Source fr. German, Greek elements. "Man's defender." Sander and Sandino are more novel as baby names.

Sanders and variants

Sanders, var. Sandros2, Sandor3, Sanderson
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. Sandro2, Sandor5, Sandino2, Sandie2, Sandey
.. 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 variants

Sanford, var. Sandfurd, Sandford
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." A moderately quaint birth name.

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

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

Santana and variants

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

Santiago and variants

Santiago, var. Santigo, Santiaco, Santeago, Sandiego, Sandiago
Origin fr. Spanish element. "Saint James." Well-used, with usage of 0.258% for Santiago and variants as children's names in 2018, higher than 0.228% the previous year.

Santo and variants

Santo1, var. Sante
From Italian, Spanish words. "Holy." Less widespread today. Santo was the version last listed (1970-1979) in the Top 2000.

Santos and variants

Santos, var. Santo2, Santino, Santee
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, Sandborn, Sanburne, Sanbourn, Sanborne, Sandbourne], Sancho [Sanzio, Sancos, Sanche, Sanctio], Sandberg [Sandburg, Sandburgh, Sandbergh], Alexander [Sandy, Sandie, Sandro, Sandor, Sander, Sandros, Sandero], Sander [Sandor, Sandino], Sanders [Sandor, Sandros, Sanderson], Sandhurst [Sandhirst], Sanditon, Sandor [Sandros], Sandy [Sandro, Sandor, Sandie, Sandey, Sandino], Sanford [Sandfurd, Sandford], Sanjay, Sanjiro, Samson [Sansom, Sanson, Sansone], Santana [Santanna], Santiago [Santigo, Santiaco, Santeago, Sandiego, Sandiago], Santo [Sante], Santos [Santo, Santee, Santino]

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