Name Sanya Origin, meaning, pronunciation & popularity of the name Sanya


Sanya is a ♀ girl’s name and a ♂ boy’s name. Sanya thus belongs to the gender-neutral unisex names.

What is the origin of the name Sanya?

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.

What does the name Sanya mean?

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”.

Pronunciation of Sanya

Variants of the name Sanya


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Popularity of the name Sanya

The name Sanya is ranked #6388 overall.

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