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Santos

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Quick Facts on Santos

  • Gender:
  • Boy
  • Origin:
  • Spanish
  • Number of syllables:
  • 2
  • Ranking popularity:
  • 873
Pronunciation:
SAHN-tos
Simple meaning:
Saints

Characteristics of Santos

  • Mystical
  • Wise
  • Eccentric
  • Intuitive
  • Imaginative
  • Philosophical
  • Solitary

Etymology & Historical Origin - Santos

Santos is the Spanish and Portuguese word for “saints” (plural). Although Santos is used as a given name from time to time, it is much more common as a surname. It is also frequently used as a middle name among Spanish-speakers in the tradition of “de los Santos” such as María de los Santos (Mary of the Saints). Just as Italians call their sons Santino (“little saint”), Hispanics use Santos. Such names are generally restricted to cultures that adhere to the Catholic faith where saints are especially valued and revered.

Popularity of the Name Santos

Santos has maintained a place on the American male naming charts since 1900. Although Santos has never been a top favorite among Hispanic-Americans, the name has still managed to maintain low-moderate usage for most of the 20th century. Not so true for the 21st century, however. Today Santos resides near the bottom of the Top 1000 list so it’s hardly given to 200 baby boys per year now. Second and third generation Hispanic-Americans are moving away from using more traditional Spanish names on their children – this is why we see many of these very Spanish names declining and even disappearing from circulation altogether. Santos is one such name coming dangerously close to falling off the list of boy’s names in the United States. We hope this doesn’t happen. Santos and Santino are both really cool sounding names and perfect for your own “saintly” baby boy.
Popularity of the Boy Name Santos
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Santos

  • Literary Characters of the baby name Santos

    Literary Characters of the Baby Name Santos

    Santos We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Santos.

  • Popular Songs on Santos

    Popular Songs on Santos

    Santos - We cannot find any popular or well-known songs featuring the name Santos.

  • Children's Books on the Baby Name Santos

    Children's Books on the Baby Name Santos

    Santos, A Coloring Book of New Mexico Saints (Marie Romero Cash) - This series of line drawings by legendary Santera (saint-maker) Marie Romero Cash, depict many of the popular saints painted by the santeros of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Northern New Mexico. ''The saints have always been an integral part of the culture,'' Marie says, ''so much so that in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in New Mexico the art of the religious folk art of the santero became a part of its history. In creating this coloring book, my goal was to not only impart knowledge about the santero culture, but to provide images that could be colored in by children or adults, and could also be used for many other purposes, including embroidery or various decorative arts.'' Each full-page image is suitable for coloring by children at playtime or in a classroom setting. Easy to read information on many popular patron saints is included, as is the feast day of each saint. Teachers will find this coloring book a valuable teaching tool. Recommended for ages 7-10.

  • Famous People Named Santos

    Famous People Named Santos

    Famous People Named Santos - We cannot find any celebrities or significantly famous people with the first name Santos.

  • Children of Famous People Named Santos

    Children of Famous People Named Santos

    Famous People Who Named Their Son Santos - We cannot find any celebrities or famous people who have named their child Santos.

  • Historic Figures

    Santos - Boy Baby Name - Historic Figures

    Santos - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Santos.

Personality of the Boy Name Santos

The number Seven personality is deeply mystical and highly in tune with their spirituality. They operate on a different wavelength than the average joe. Spending time alone comes easily to Sevens, as it gives them time to contemplate philosophical, religious and spiritual ideas in an effort to find "real truth".  Sevens are wise, but often exude mystery as if they are tapped into something the rest of us don't understand. They love the outdoors and are fed by nature. Sevens are constantly seeking to understand human nature, our place in the universe, and the mystery of life in general. This makes them quite artistic and poetic, but they are also keen observers with high intellect - so they are equally scientific-minded. Sevens are charitable and care deeply about the human condition.

Variations of the Baby Name - Santos

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