Gender: Female Pronunciation: sah-na Meaning of Sanne: "lily" Origin of Sanne: 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.

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Myn Says:


This is beautiful and simple

katinka Says:


Very pretty nickname name which feels a lot more sophisticated than Mollie, Tillie, Evie and the like.

ashbee Says:


This has really grown on me. It has a pretty sound and meaning.

Names4real Says:


It probably doesn't work here in the U.S. because it sounds like the word sauna.

oiseau Says:


This gorgeous, floral-related name is perfectly on trend and should be more popular in the US, instead of being relatively unknown. I don't think it would be hard to pronounce for non-name nerds.