Gender: Female Meaning of Santa: "saint" Origin of Santa: Feminine variation of Santo, Italian

Santa Origin and Meaning

The name Santa is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "saint".

Santa has an appealing sound, or maybe that's sleigh bells we hear? It's difficult to separate the Italian girls' name Santa from the association to Mr. Claus, king of Christmas. The German diminutive Senta -- or Snow or even Christmas -- might be an easier name to handle.

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Mvted7 Says:


All my life I called my Grandma, "Grandma Sal" thinking it was short for Sally. Sally is what everyone called her. She passes away last year and I go to the funeral and on the stone it says " SANTA TEDESCO"!!
So I say to myself, Who the heck is Santa Tedesco???!! Am I at the wrong funeral??!!
Come to find out that was my Grandma's real name!! And let me tell you something!
She was very much a "SAINT"!!
Rest in Peace GRANDMA SANTA!!!
The most beautiful, funniest, loudest, lovable Grandma a boy could have!😘

Boba_Buddy_Le Says:


Don't do this to a child.

LaulenaG Says:


Ho Ho NO

Rasha Says:


I wish this wasn't the name of Santa Clause. I think this name is so beautiful, but the association seems to be too strong for most people.

indiefendi2 Says:


Boys can be Santo but girls can't be Santa.... because of a FICTIONAL character. oh ok. Santana it is.

DolphinDreaming Says:


I had a teacher whose first name was Santa. She seeemed to like it and had a sign in her room that said "always believe in the power of Santa!" It worked well for her-she was a sweet, grandmotherly type.

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


It's a pretty name, but "Santa Claus" associations are inevitable.

Tisiphone Says:


Santa is a beautiful name!

LadyVanRaven Says:


Just please don't. Honestly, without thinking of old saint Nicholas, it would be a nice name. But there is no way any person, adult or child, would be able to think of anything else. I would save your kid the trouble of changing their name down the road, and pick something a bit more usable. Sansa, Serena, or Stella, might be some nice alternatives.

ssmaria Says:


It definitely does. lol
My first name is Santa, and middle name is Maria.
In school I only ever went by Maria though. Because once kids found out about "Santa" the jokes never ended. & even now as a 20 year old woman, I still get jokes, and giggles. ESPECIALLY around December. I HATED it as a kid.
I always thought that as soon as I turned 18, I was gonna legally change my name. When the time came I thought about it, and decided I couldn't do it. Despite the hassle my name can bring me, it's my name & who I am. Not being Santa would be weird.
So I guess I'm doomed to xmas jokes for the rest of my life. *sigh*

Luísa Says:


Santa is not only pretty, but an adorable name too. I love it!

Guest Says:


It's the word for Saint in Italian and Spanish. Like boys who get the name Santo. But Santo could work in America. Santa obviously can't :( Santana is on the charts now though

lexibatt Says:


I think that naming your kid santa (after the man who delivers christmas presents) might bring along some teasing