Spanish, from Latin

Sancha Origin and Meaning

The name Sancha is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "sacred".

Sancha of Leon was an 11th century princess who became Queen of Spain after her brother was killed by Ferdinand I, whom she then married. A twisted tale indeed, but Sancha is one of those names that is both historic and extremely rare -- no babies were named Sancha or Sancho in the US in 2021. Sancho Panza was the sidekick of the fictional Don Quixote.

Famous People Named Sancha

  • SanchaQueen consort of Ferdinand I of León
  • Sancha of Aragonillegitimate daughter of King Alfonso II of Naples; wife of Gioffre Borgia; daughter,in,law of Pope Alexander VI
  • Sancha of CastileQueen consort of Sancho VI of Navarre
  • SanchaLady of Alenquer, Infanta of Portugal, beatified abbess
  • Sancha RaimúndezInfanta of León, daughter of Raymond of Burgundy
  • Sancha Ponce de Cabreradaughter of Ponce Giraldo de Cabrera; wife of Vela Gutiérrez
  • Sanchaheiress of León; daughter of Alfonso IX of León

Sancha in Pop Culture

  • Sancha Riveramain character in novel "The One Apart" by author Justine Avery