Santos

Santos - A very unique male name



  Jan 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Santos, meaning saint, holy, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #372. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Santos and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Santos? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Santos. The baby boy name Santos was given to 148 baby boys in 2012, ranking #989 on the national boy baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 11,088 baby boys were given this name - making this a very unique male name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Santos peaked in popularity 107 years ago in 1910 on position 372.



Famous with this name

Erik Santos
Kevin Santos
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Santos is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Santos is currently topping the baby name charts in New Mexico at position #284 - and is the least popular in New York at position #2,019.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Santos is where you live.


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Santos origin and meaning

Santos is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means saint, holy. To see famous people named Santos, pop culture references for the name Santos and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Santos

We've found the following names that sound similar to Santos, sorted by popularity.

Santiago / Shawntez / Somtochukwu / Saintclair /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012989
2011948
2010868
2009889
2008767
2007807
2006717
2005791
2004753
2003701
2002718
2001712
2000760
1999702
1998725
1997712
1996707
1995685
1994692
1993672
1992724
1991679
1990714
1989734
1988736
1987645
1986620
1985626
1984638
1983590
1982608
1981546
1980558
1979617
1978596
1977600
1976599
1975545
1974579
1973574
1972593
1971558
1970581
1969570
1968554
1967547
1966575
1965599
1964584
1963617
1962568
1961594
1960622
1959585
1958604
1957584
1956610
1955606
1954564
1953591
1952617
1951543
1950565
1949518
1948550
1947499
1946533
1945501
1944495
1943596
1942540
1941570
1940576
1939530
1938533
1937559
1936637
1935594
1934579
1933540
1932538
1931583
1930530
1929538
1928519
1927505
1926573
1925521
1924548
1923557
1922592
1921575
1920613
1919617
1918684
1917640
1916689
1915798
1914702
1913914
1912659
1911431
1910372

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
New Mexico284
Texas493
Arizona614
California652
Washington798
Illinois944
North Carolina1224
Florida1265
New York2019

Even more about Santos


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Santos a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique male name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Santos?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1910
Peak year
Male


Popularity Score™

Name Santos
Gender Male
Popularity 1 in 11,088
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +148

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