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Gender: Female Pronunciation: sah-na Meaning of Sanne: "lily" Origin of Sanne: Dutch, diminutive of Susanne

The name Sanne is a girl's name of Dutch origin meaning "lily". Sanne and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Sanne

Sanne Cant, Belgian cyclist
Sanne Keizer, Dutch beach volleyball player
Sanne van Paassen, Dutch cyclist
Sanne Nijhof, Dutch model
Sanne Wevers, Dutch gymnast (Olympic gold medalist)
Sanne Westrom, saxophonist/bassoonist in André Rieu's Johann Strauss Orchestra
Sanne Salomonsen, Danish singer, formerly part of the 80's rock orchestra group "Sneakers"

Pop Culture References for the name Sanne


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.