Popularity:849
Origin:Italian
Meaning:Little saint; Sacred
Santino is a masculine name of Italian origin meaning “little saint” or “sacred”. This name has roots in Christianity and comes from the Latin word for saint, santo—which also refers to small images of saints printed onto cards, known as holy cards. Made famous in 1969 following the release of the hit novel The Godfather, the name Santino spread worldwide, popularizing many variations along the way. The name Saintin arose in France, whereas Sancho and Santos come from the Spanish and Basque regions. Whether you choose to stick with the traditional Italian name or prefer one of its beautiful variations, baby will undoubtedly be known as a little saint!
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