Sanaa

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since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sanaa

"Sanaa" is a name of Arabic origin, and it means "Brightness, radiance". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The capital and largest city of Yemen; on the central plateau
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  1. Alternative form of Sana'a

Sanaa was also found in the following language(s): Dutch and Portuguese

Notable Persons Named Sanaa

Sanaa Lathan is an actress, voice actress, singer, and song writer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1996 to present. Sanaa was given the name Sanaa McCoy Lathan by her parent Stan Lathan on September 19th, 1971 in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Sanaa Hamri is a film director, music video director, television director, and television producer. She has been prominent since 2000. Sanaa was born as the child of Mohamed Hamri on November 15th, 1974 in Tangier.

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Sanaa was given the name Thoraya Youssef Atallah on April 27th, 1930 in Upper Egypt. She died on December 22nd, 2002.

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Sanaa was born on March 7th, 1988 in New Delhi, India.

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Sanaa Altama is a soccer player for the FC Petrolul Ploiești, Lille OSC, Dijon FCO, Royal Mouscron-Péruwelz, FC Oțelul Galați, and Chad national football team. Sanaa was born on July 23rd, 1990 in Lille, France.

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Sanaa was born on December 20th, 1993.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1977 5 5 0
1982 8 8 0
1983 5 5 0
1985 10 10 0
1986 10 10 0
1987 7 7 0
1988 8 8 0
1989 8 8 0
1990 9 9 0
1991 17 17 0
1992 7 7 0
1993 8 8 0
1994 5 5 0
1995 11 11 0
1996 10 10 0
1997 13 13 0
1998 13 13 0
1999 11 11 0
2000 28 28 0
2001 213 213 0
2002 207 207 0
2003 310 310 0
2004 406 406 0
2005 312 312 0
2006 482 482 0
2007 438 438 0
2008 384 384 0
2009 396 396 0
2010 349 349 0
2011 290 290 0
2012 237 237 0
2013 199 199 0
2014 219 219 0
2015 199 199 0
2016 217 217 0
2017 189 189 0

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Popularity of Sanaa as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Sanaa

  • What name lists does Sanaa rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Sanaa? Sanaa is the 3,679th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sanaa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,240 babies born with the first name Sanaa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sanaa to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sanaa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1977 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sanaa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sanaa is Friday, September 16th, 1921.
  • What year had the most people named Sanaa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sanaa was in 2006 with a total of 482 babies.
  • Random Sanaa Factoid: According to the 2003 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sanaa is not a popular baby girl's name in Virginia. Imagine that, only 18 babies in Virginia have the same name as you in 2003.
  • Weird things about the name Sanaa: Your name in reverse order is Aanas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Naaas. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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