Popularity:8113
Origin:Italian
Other Origin(s):British, Greek, Latin, Portuguese, Spanish
Meaning:Holy; Defender of men
Santo is a boy’s name and surname of Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese origin. Meaning “holy” in those languages, it ultimately derives from the Latin word sanctus, a fitting name for your little angel! The name may have originated as a nickname for someone pious, but is now a popular given name in its countries of origin, especially Italy. There, it’s sometimes shortened to Santino. In Cornwall, England, Santo is used as a diminutive of the Greek name Alexander, which means “defender of men.”
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