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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sana

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  • A submission from United Kingdom says the name Sana means "Happy" and is of Unknown origin.
  • According to a user from Iran, the name Sana is of Arabic origin and means "Praise".
  • A submission from California, United States says the name Sana means "Brilliance" and is of Arabic origin.
  • A user from India says the name Sana is of Arabic origin and means "Brilliance".
  • A submission from India says the name Sana means "Praise" and is of Arabic origin.
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  1. The capital and largest city of Yemen; on the central plateau

Notable Persons Named Sana

Sana Khan is an actress, model, and dancer. She has been prominent since 2005. Sana was born in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Sana Abdul Ahad Saeed is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1998. Sana was given the name Sana Saeed on September 22nd, 1988 in Mumbai.

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Sana Amin Sheikh is an actor, radio personality, actress, and rj. Sana was born on August 10th, 1989 in Mumbai.

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Sana Althaf is an actress, tv host, and actor. Sana was born on June 6th, 1999 in Ernakulam.

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Sana Makbul is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. She has been prominent since 2011. Sana was given the name Sana Khan in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Sana

Sana is an actor, model (people), film actress, and model. She has had major accomplishments since 1995. Sana was given the name Sana Nawaz on June 16th, 1979 in Multan, Punjab, Pakistan. Sana is also known as Sana, Sana Nawaz, and Sana Fakher.

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Tobias Sana is a soccer player for the Malmö FF, Västra Frölunda IF, Qviding FIF, IFK Göteborg, AFC Ajax, Jong Ajax, and Sweden national football team. Tobias was born on July 11th, 1989 in Gothenburg, Sweden.

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Ayesha Sana is an actor and actress. Ayesha was born Ayesha Sana on September 19th, 1955 in Lahore.

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Jimmy was born on November 12th, 1949. He passed away on July 27th, 1990.

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André was born on December 20th, 1920 in Iraq. He breathed his last breath on May 8th, 2013.

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Mama Sana was a salegy musician. She plays Valiha and voice. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1915 to 1997. Mama was born in 1900 in Madagascar. She died in 1997.

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How popular is the baby name Sana in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1923 5 5 0
1924 5 5 0
1945 5 5 0
1951 7 7 0
1954 10 10 0
1955 16 16 0
1956 6 6 0
1960 7 7 0
1961 5 5 0
1962 7 7 0
1964 5 5 0
1965 8 8 0
1966 5 5 0
1968 6 6 0
1970 8 8 0
1971 11 11 0
1972 10 10 0
1973 16 16 0
1974 6 6 0
1975 15 15 0
1976 17 17 0
1977 8 8 0
1978 21 21 0
1979 30 30 0
1980 24 24 0
1981 22 22 0
1982 36 36 0
1983 56 56 0
1984 43 43 0
1985 49 44 5
1986 66 66 0
1987 54 54 0
1988 56 56 0
1989 77 77 0
1990 73 73 0
1991 76 76 0
1992 89 89 0
1993 85 85 0
1994 77 77 0
1995 91 91 0
1996 77 77 0
1997 92 92 0
1998 104 104 0
1999 124 124 0
2000 115 115 0
2001 129 129 0
2002 132 132 0
2003 119 119 0
2004 120 120 0
2005 103 103 0
2006 128 128 0
2007 117 117 0
2008 114 114 0
2009 109 109 0
2010 101 101 0
2011 129 129 0
2012 97 97 0
2013 104 104 0
2014 118 118 0
2015 128 128 0
2016 122 122 0
2017 138 138 0

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Popularity of Sana as a first name

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Popularity of Sana as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Sana U.S.
  White 33.05% 64.26%
  African American 6.88% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 50.17% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 6.71% 16.26%

Of Last Name Sana

People with the last name Sana are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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Fun Facts about the name Sana

  • How Popular is the name Sana? Sana is the 4,556th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sana was the 37,391st most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Sana have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,733 babies born with the first name Sana in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sana to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sana? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1923 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sana first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sana is Tuesday, August 12th, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Sana born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sana was in 2017 with a total of 138 babies.
  • Random Sana Factoid: According to the 1998 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sana is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 22 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1998.
  • Weird things about the name Sana: Your name in reverse order is Anas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Snaa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Sana? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 596 people with the last name Sana.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sana? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Sana as their last name since less than 1 person in 500k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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