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Gender: Female Origin of Sanna: Scandinavian, diminutive of Susanna Meaning of Susanna: Hebrew, "lily"

The name Sanna is a girl's name of Scandinavian origin. Sanna and is often added to lists like Alternatives to Hannah and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

If you're ready to move beyond Anna and Hannah, consider this, one of the most widely used names in Scandinavia.

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Famous People Named Sanna

Sanna Viktoria Nielsen, Swedish pop singer
Sanna Abubkheet, Palestinian distance runner
Sanna Lüdi, Swiss skier
Sanna Reetta Talonen, Finnish footballer
Susanna "Sanna" Persson Halapi, Swedish comedienne and actress
Sanna Luostarinen, Finnish actress
Sanna Kannasto, Finnish-Canadian activist
Sanna Jinnedal, Miss World Sweden 2012
Sanna Bråding, Swedish actress

Pop Culture References for the name Sanna

Zanna, Sanneen, Sanne, Saneh, Sanea, Sana


RedPanda1203 Says:


My Swedish friend - although she lives in England - is named Sanna and pronounces it like 'Anna' but with an S on the front. Hope this helps!

Lola Says:


A sweet name that means 'true' in Swedish...
Unlike what Nameberry says, it in pronounced with a soft A, as in

Lola Says:


This name is common in Sweden and there they pronounce it Sohn-uh. (:

ElsaAnne Says:


I would pronounce it Sar-na. But Sah-na (like Susannah) is equally as nice.

Sorceress Says:


Love Sanna! It's very pretty name, soft, but elegant.

larkspur83 Says:


How is this name pronounced?