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Gender: F Meaning of Sanaa: "brilliance" Origin of Sanaa: African, Swahili

Simple-yet-exotic name with a creative meaning. Actress Sanaa Lathan introduced it to most people, and it's been on the U.S. popularity list since 2003.

Sanne, a popular name in the Netherlands, has a similar feel, as does Sana.

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Famous People Named Sanaa

Sanaa McCoy Lathan, American actress
Sanaa Gamil (born Thoraya Youssef Atallah), Egyptian actress
Sanaa Hamri, Moroccan-American film director
Sanaa Bhambri, Indian tennis player
Sanaa Ismail Hamed, Miss Egypt World 2008
Amirah Sanaa O'Neal (b. 2001), daughter of basketball player Shaquille O'Neal

Pop Culture References for the name Sanaa

Sana'a, capital of Yemen