Sanya name meaning

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in 2010

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What does the name Sanya mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Sanya

User Submitted Origins

Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A user from Australia says the name Sanya is of Punjabi origin and means "First light of Sun".
  2. A user from Canada says the name Sanya means "First ray of sun".
  3. A user from Ethiopia says the name Sanya is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "sun shine".
  4. A user from Georgia, U.S. says the name Sanya means "Is me".
  5. According to a user from India, the name Sanya is of Russian origin and means "Defender of man".
  6. According to a user from the United Kingdom, the name Sanya is of Arabic origin and means "Radiant".
  7. A user from Massachusetts, U.S. says the name Sanya means "Brilliant and splendid".
  8. A user from Illinois, U.S. says the name Sanya is of Indian (Sanskrit) origin and means "Amazing, kind, smart, and loving".
  9. According to a user from Minnesota, U.S., the name Sanya is of African origin and means "To dream".
  10. According to a user from Illinois, U.S., the name Sanya is of Arabic origin and means "Precious gift".
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Transliteration of Russian Са́ня (Sánja), diminutive of Алекса́ндра (Aleksándra) and Алекса́ндр (Aleksándr). In some cases possibly from Serbo-Croatian Сања and Sanja.

  1. A female given name from Russian.

Variant of Saniyah, Saniyya, from Arabic سنيّة‎ (“radiant”)

  1. A female given name from Arabic.

Mandarin 三亚 (Sānyà)

  1. Ellipsis of Sanya City; A resort city in China; on Hainan island.
  2. Ellipsis of Sanya Bay; A bay in the county of Sanya City, Hainan, China

    Notable Persons Named Sanya

    Notable Persons Named Sanya

    Sanya Malhotra

    Sanya Malhotra is an actor, dance, actress, and dancer.

    Sanya Richards-Ross

    Sanya Richards-Ross is an athlete. Sanya was born on February 26th, 1985 in Kingston, Jamaica.

    Sanya Dharmasakt

    Sanya Dharmasakt was a President of the Privy Council of Thailand, President of thePrivy Council of Thailand, 12th , and Prime Minister of Thailand. His career lasted from 1975 to 1998. Sanya was born on April 5th, 1907 in Bangkok Yai District. He breathed his last breath on January 6th, 2002.

    Sanya Mateyas

    Sanya Mateyas is an actress and singer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1992 to 2007. Sanya was born in Zagreb.

    Sanya Borisova-Ilieva

    Sanya was born on March 9th, 1983 in Vidin.

    Sanya Puangchan

    Sanya Puangchan is an athlete for the Lampang F.C.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sanya

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sanya

    Arinola Olasumbo Sanya

    Arinola was born in 1953.

    Muhammad Sanya

    Muhammad Sanya is a for Mji Mkongwe, for Mkunazini, Member of Parliament, and National Assembly (Tanzania). Muhammad was born on July 21st, 1956 in Sultanate of Zanzibar.


    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sanya U.S.
      White 5.22% 64.26%
      African American 62.61% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 20.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 8.70% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 0.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sanya

    People with the last name Sanya are most frequently African American or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Sanya

  1. How Popular is the name Sanya? Sanya is the 7,450th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sanya was the 144,141st most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Sanya have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,810 babies born with the first name Sanya in the United States. That's more than enough people named Sanya to occupy the territory of Christmas Island (Australia) with an estimated population of 1,462 (as of June 30, 2010).
  3. What year were 5 or more babies first named Sanya? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1957 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  4. When was Sanya first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sanya is Thursday, October 26th, 1899.
  5. What year had the most people named Sanya born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sanya was in 2007 with a total of 108 babies.
  6. Random Sanya Factoid: According to the 2007 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Sanya is not a popular baby girl's name in Florida. Imagine that, only 9 babies in Florida have the same name in 2007.
  7. Weird things about the name Sanya: The name spelled backwards is Aynas. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Yanas. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Sanya? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 115 people with the last name Sanya.
  9. How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sanya? Sanya is one of the most unique last names recorded.
  10. Sanya name meaning

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