First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Sanja

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  • A user from California, United States says the name Sanja is of Russian origin and means "Defender of Men".
  • A user from Bangladesh says the name Sanja is of English origin and means "Dream".

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  1. A female given name

Notable Persons Named Sanja

Sanja Đorđević is a turbo-folk musician. They have been prominent since 1987. Sanja was born Sanja Đorđević in 1959 in Pljevlja.


Sanja was born in 1949 in Zagreb.


Sanja Doležal is a singer, television host, and singing. Sanja was born Sanja Doležal on May 9th, 1963 in Zagreb.


Sanja Papic is a model (people). Sanja was given the name Sanja Papić on June 25th, 1984 in Novi Sad, Serbia.


Sanja was born on May 25th, 1987 in Belgrade.


Sanja was born on June 8th, 1990.


Fun Facts about the name Sanja

  • How Popular is the name Sanja? Sanja is the 33,746th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Sanja have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 122 babies born with the first name Sanja in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sanja to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sanja? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1961 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Sanja first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sanja is Monday, January 6th, 1913.
  • What year had the most people named Sanja born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sanja was in 1966 with a total of 13 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Sanja: Your name in reverse order is Ajnas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Asnja. 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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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