Dutch, diminutive of Susanne

Sanne Origin and Meaning

The name Sanne is a girl's name of Dutch origin meaning "lily".

Sanne is hugely popular in the Netherlands, but almost unknown here; which makes it an interesting prospect for the parent in search of an unusual name. Pronounced sah-na, Sanne is in keeping with the Dutch taste for nicknames plucked from the middle or end of a name vs. the beginning, such as Bas for Sebastien or Bram for Abram.

# 1482 on Nameberry

Sanne Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Sanne Popularity

Famous People Named Sanne

  • Sanne CantBelgian cyclist
  • Sanne KeizerDutch beach volleyball player
  • Sanne van PaassenDutch cyclist
  • Sanne NijhofDutch model
  • Sanne WeversDutch gymnast (Olympic gold medalist)
  • Sanne Westromsaxophonist/bassoonist in André Rieu's Johann Strauss Orchestra
  • Sanne SalomonsenDanish singer, formerly part of the 80's rock orchestra group "Sneakers"