Santa - Meaning of Santa
[ 2 syll. san-ta, sa-nta ] The baby girl name Santa is also used as a boy name, though it is far more popular for girls. It is pronounced SAENTAH †. Santa's origin is Latin and Spanish, and its use, Italian. Latin origin: Its meaning is derived from the word sanctus. From the Roman nickname.
In addition, Santa is a form of the Spanish Santana.
Santa is the feminine version of the Italian and Spanish Santo.
A form of the name is the Spanish Santina.
Another variant of Santa is the Italian familiar form Santuzza.
Santa is uncommon as a baby girl name. At the modest height of its usage in 1915, 0.008% of baby girls were named Santa. It was #723 in rank then. The baby name has seen a drop in frequency since then, and is currently of only irregular use. Within all girl names in its family, Santa was nevertheless the most frequently used in 2018. Santa has in the last century been primarily given to baby girls.
Baby names that sound like Santa include Sanda, Sandía, Sandya, Sandyah, Santah, Seneta, Senetta, Senneta, Shandah, Shantah, Shantta, Shaunda, Shauntah, Shawnta, Shenda, Shonta, Shounda, Shunta, Sinda, and Sintiques.
† English pronunciation for Santa: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AE as in "at (AE.T)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)" ; T as in "tee (T.IY)" ; AH as in "mud (M.AH.D)"