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in the U.S.
since 1880
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sanaya

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Indian (Sanskrit)

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  • A submission from India says the name Sanaya means "Distinguished" and is of Hindi origin.
  • According to a user from Albania, the name Sanaya is of Hindi origin and means "Darling".

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Notable Persons Named Sanaya

Sanaya Irani Sehgal is an actress, dancer, and model. She has been prominent since 2006. Sanaya was born in India.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Sanaya

Anzor Sanaya is a soccer player for the FC Tom Tomsk, FC Baltika Kaliningrad, FC Sportakademklub Moscow, FC Lokomotiv-2 Moscow, FC Spartak Kostroma, and FC Tekstilshchik Ivanovo. Anzor was born on May 22nd, 1989.


Marina was born on January 7th, 1959.


Zurab Sanaya is a soccer player for the FC Nart Cherkessk, FC Mashuk-KMV Pyatigorsk, Narzan Kislovodsk, FC Dynamo Stavropol, Paniliakos F.C., FC Baltika Kaliningrad, FC Sokol Saratov, FC Fakel Voronezh, and FC Metallurg Lipetsk. Zurab was born on April 15th, 1968.


Valter Sanaya was a soccer player for the FC Dinamo Sukhumi, FC Dinamo Tbilisi, FC Dynamo Moscow, and Neftchi PFK. Valter was born on October 22nd, 1929 in Ochamchira. He passed away on October 29th, 1999.


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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1996 5 5 0
1997 5 5 0
1999 9 9 0
2000 13 13 0
2001 25 25 0
2002 31 31 0
2003 50 50 0
2004 63 63 0
2005 59 59 0
2006 65 65 0
2007 83 83 0
2008 70 70 0
2009 91 91 0
2010 65 65 0
2011 60 60 0
2012 63 63 0
2013 77 77 0
2014 98 98 0
2015 114 114 0
2016 135 135 0
2017 115 115 0

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Popularity of Sanaya as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Sanaya

  • How Popular is the name Sanaya? Sanaya is the 8,974th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sanaya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,296 babies born with the first name Sanaya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sanaya to occupy the territory of Niue (New Zealand) with an estimated population of 1,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sanaya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1996 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • What year had the most people named Sanaya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sanaya was in 2016 with a total of 135 babies.
  • Random Sanaya Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sanaya is not a popular baby girl's name in Georgia. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Georgia have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Sanaya: Your name in reverse order is Ayanas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nysaaa. How do you pronounce that?

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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).
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