In Russia, the unisex name Sanya is a diminutive of the names Aleksandr or Aleksandra, which are of Greek origin. In Arabic, Sanya is a girl’s name and is considered a variant of Saniyya. Besides, Sanya is an Indian and Pakistan girl’s name.
In Russia, Sanya means “defending men”, “defender of men”, “defender of the people” or “protector of men” (from ancient Greek “aléxein/ἀλέξειν” = to defend/protect + “anēr/ἀνήρ” = man). In Arabia, Sanya means “splendid”, “brilliant”, “radiant” and “sublime” (from Arabic “saniyy/سَنِيّ”). And in India and Pakistan, Sanya means “born on Saturday”.
The name Sanya is ranked #6388 overall.
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