US Popularity:1184
Other Origin(s):Latin, Portuguese
Meaning:Holy, saintly Anne; Follower of Saint Anne
Santana is a Spanish and Portuguese name beloved throughout South America that is a great choice for a spiritual family. It means “holy” or “saintly Anne” or “follower of Saint Anne,” the patron saint of unmarried women, housewives, grandmothers, and women in labor. Perhaps surprisingly, considering this namesake, Santana is a gender-neutral name inspired by the habitational last 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

Santana Name Popularity Data

The Bump Ranking

Overall:Santana is currently #1507 on The Bump
Boy:Santana is currently #1083 on The Bump Boy Names
Girl:Santana is currently #830 on The Bump Girl Names

U.S. Births

Overall:Santana is currently #1184 in U.S. births
Boy:Santana is currently #1450 in U.S. births
Girl:Santana is currently #3595 in U.S. births

Yearly Ranking Change:

in 2022
- 1059
from 2021
In comparison to the previous year's data
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