Santana is a Spanish name that is a great choice for a spiritual family. It means “holy,” or “follower of St. Anne,” the patron saint of unmarried women, housewives, grandmothers, and women in labor. Perhaps surprisingly, considering this namesake, Santana is a gender-neutral name. It was popularized as a boy’s name by the American rock band Santana, led by Mexican-American singer and guitarist Carlos Santana. For girls, it is perhaps best known as the name of one of the cheerleaders at William McKinley High School in the television show Glee.

Famous People Named Santana

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  • Carlos Santana
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