Santa

First Name
4k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
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in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Santa

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  1. The legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
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  1. Santa Claus
  2. A female given name

Santa was also found in the following language(s): Asturian, Italian, Latvian, Portuguese, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Santa

Santa Muerte is a saint. They hold the title Lady Sebastienne, Lady of the Shadows, Lady of the Night, Lady of the Seven Powers, White Girl, Skinny Lady, Holy Death, and Our Lady of the Holy Death.

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Santa Montefiore is an author. Santa was born as the child of Charles Palmer-Tomkinson on February 2nd, 1970 in Winchester, Hampshire, United Kingdom.

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Santa Jeremy Ono is a 28, university of cincinnati, 28th president, professor of pediatrics, biology, and biomedical engineering. Santa was born on November 23rd, 1962 in Vancouver, B.C., Canada. Santa is also known as Santa Ono.

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Santa was born in 1790 in Edwards Plateau. He died in 1849.

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Santa Fina was a saint. She holds the title Virgin. Santa was born in 1238 in San Gimignano. She left this life in 1253.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Santa

José was born on December 25th, 1902 in Ovar. He left this life on April 5th, 1968.

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Ferenc was born on September 4th, 1927. He left this life on June 6th, 2008.

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Stefano was born on May 22nd, 1967 in Lucca.

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Ferenc, Jr. Santa is a romani music musician. He plays Violin. He was most active from 1969 to present. Ferenc, was given the name Ferenc Sánta Jr. on March 2nd, 1945 in Kaposvár.

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Carlos was born on January 7th, 1978.

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Marcella was born in 1831. She left this life on February 9th, 1901.

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How popular is the baby 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 79 70 9
1927 71 71 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 55 55 0
1951 48 48 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
2015 11 11 0
2016 10 10 0
2017 11 11 0

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Popularity of Santa as a first name

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Popularity of Santa as a last name

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Common last names for Santa

  • Rodriguez
  • Rivera
  • Martinez
  • Ortiz
  • Lopez
  • Hernandez
  • Garcia
  • Torres
  • Rizzo
  • Sanchez
  • Reyes
  • Costa
  • Marino

Common first names for Santa

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Santa U.S.
  White 42.18% 64.26%
  African American 2.37% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.69% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.26% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.73% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 50.77% 16.26%

Of Last Name Santa

People with the last name Santa are most frequently White or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Santa

  • How Popular is the name Santa? Santa is the 4,138th most popular name of all time. As a last name Santa was the 11,493rd most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Santa have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 4,318 babies born with the first name Santa in the United States. That's more than enough people named Santa 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).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Santa? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1896 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
  • When was Santa first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Santa is Friday, December 23rd, 1870.
  • What year had the most people named Santa born? The highest recorded use of the first name Santa was in 1923 with a total of 89 babies.
  • Random Santa Factoid: According to the 1969 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Santa is not a popular baby girl's name in New York. Imagine that, only 10 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1969.
  • Weird things about the name Santa: Your name in reverse order is Atnas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Tnasa. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Santa? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,738 people with the last name Santa.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Santa? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Santa as their last name since less than 1 person in 108k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.