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Popularity
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880

Santa

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Italian
  • Meaning: Saint, Holy
  • #3971 All Time
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How popular is the name "Santa" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1896 6 6 0
1899 6 6 0
1900 5 5 0
1901 6 6 0
1904 16 16 0
1905 8 8 0
1906 5 5 0
1907 15 15 0
1908 20 20 0
1909 13 13 0
1910 18 18 0
1911 26 26 0
1912 26 26 0
1913 45 40 5
1914 59 59 0
1915 90 85 5
1916 88 88 0
1917 74 74 0
1918 72 66 6
1919 74 74 0
1920 71 71 0
1921 74 74 0
1922 70 70 0
1923 89 89 0
1924 88 88 0
1925 82 82 0
1926 80 71 9
1927 70 70 0
1928 66 66 0
1929 54 54 0
1930 68 68 0
1931 54 54 0
1932 36 36 0
1933 48 48 0
1934 48 48 0
1935 32 32 0
1936 48 48 0
1937 41 41 0
1938 41 41 0
1939 37 37 0
1940 31 31 0
1941 30 30 0
1942 47 47 0
1943 32 32 0
1944 27 27 0
1945 44 44 0
1946 40 35 5
1947 44 44 0
1948 49 49 0
1949 42 42 0
1950 56 56 0
1951 47 47 0
1952 44 44 0
1953 39 39 0
1954 62 62 0
1955 50 50 0
1956 45 45 0
1957 56 56 0
1958 46 46 0
1959 37 32 5
1960 52 52 0
1961 60 60 0
1962 45 45 0
1963 33 33 0
1964 44 44 0
1965 46 46 0
1966 44 44 0
1967 39 39 0
1968 38 38 0
1969 52 52 0
1970 50 50 0
1971 41 41 0
1972 42 42 0
1973 44 44 0
1974 38 38 0
1975 41 41 0
1976 45 45 0
1977 36 36 0
1978 45 45 0
1979 61 56 5
1980 43 43 0
1981 30 30 0
1982 29 29 0
1983 35 35 0
1984 27 27 0
1985 28 28 0
1986 24 24 0
1987 22 22 0
1988 18 18 0
1989 20 20 0
1990 21 21 0
1991 24 24 0
1992 24 24 0
1993 22 22 0
1994 24 24 0
1995 21 21 0
1996 27 27 0
1997 19 19 0
1998 20 20 0
1999 14 14 0
2000 5 5 0
2001 10 10 0
2002 14 14 0
2003 6 6 0
2004 9 9 0
2005 11 11 0
2006 20 20 0
2007 11 11 0
2008 15 15 0
2009 12 12 0
2010 10 10 0
2011 9 9 0
2012 11 11 0
2013 12 12 0
2014 6 6 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Santa? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,286 babies born with the name Santa in the United States. That's more than enough Santas to occupy the territory of Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,000 (as of July 1, 2012). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given to 6 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Santa" was in 1923 with a total of 89 babies.

According to the 1951 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Santa" is not a popular baby girl's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 16 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 1951. Across the entire United States a total of only 47 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Santa popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Santa in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the east? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Santa" mean? The list below shows the origins of Santa as well as things modernly associated with the name Santa such as celebrities named Santa.

Italian

Origin and Meaning of Santa

The name "Santa" is of Italian origin, and it means "Saint, Holy". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Alternative Meanings

S is for sweet, your pleasing way.

A is for able, for you surely are.

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

T is for time, you give to friends.

A is for affirm, the certainty of knowledge.

Your name in reverse order is "Atnas". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nsaat". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Santa born Oct 19, 1957

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Philippines approximately on 1650. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to combat violence and disharmony in our world, to understand its roots and origins. All global problems have similar origins.

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