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A Quranic Name for Girls

Short meaning of SanaaHigh Status, Exalted, Sublime and Superb
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How to pronounce Sanaa

Sweet + rUn + NAp + ' [optional pause]

Each block is a syllable. Thick black border indicates stress/emphasis. Other pronunciations are acceptable.
Arabic Spelling (How to write Sanaa in Arabic)سَناء
Quranic Nature
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Indirectly Mentioned
Alternate spellings of SanaaSana Sanaa' Senaa Suna Sena Senaa Sana
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Meaning of Sanaa

Sanaa is an indirect Quranic name for girls that means “greatness”, “highness of status”. It shouldn’t be confused with the Quranic name Sana, both of which are derived from the same root. It is not directly mentioned in the Quran but its root is mentioned in Quran 24:43:

Do you not see that Allah drives clouds? Then He brings them together, then He makes them into a mass, and you see the rain emerge from within it. And He sends down from the sky, mountains [of clouds] within which is hail, and He strikes with it whom He wills and averts it from whom He wills. The flash of its lightening almost takes away the eyesight.

The difference between Sanaa and Sana is that Sanaa has a “hamza” letter at the end, which cannot be pronounced in English. For this reason when pronounced, both names sound the same and you are free which name you wish to mean by it.

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Reader Comments:

  1. on Monday 3rd of July 2017 06:48:34 PM

    Hello, I do really love the name Sena but I have realised that is a derivative form of Selena, which a greek goddess (Goddess of the moon), is it haram to give a baby girl this name? Thank you.

  2. on Saturday 10th of February 2018 05:52:30 PM

    Sanaa is the most amazing person ever. She matches her meaning wich means superb and etc.

  3. on Tuesday 13th of February 2018 08:25:33 PM

    Having this name is weird. You’d hope people of this name achieve things in life, but all the Sanaas I know -including myself – are just very nice and don’t do much. It’s like Allah gave us dreams, just to shatter them and take them away….

  4. on Saturday 17th of February 2018 12:46:11 PM

    Aslamuallaykum, My name is Sanaa and I am 11 years young people remember me as clean hearted loving and caring

  5. on Sunday 28th of April 2019 03:27:25 PM

    my name is Sanaa people think of me as beautiful, smart, loving, and funny

  6. on Tuesday 7th of January 2020 05:29:37 PM

    I think that people who have this name should be grateful and accept Allah’s will, ps I’m called Sanaa too and us sanaa’s are absolutely awesome who cares what sad people think!!!

  7. on Friday 12th of June 2020 03:01:35 AM

    what is the meaning of sana and how to spell it and rawza meaning and how to spell it i just want to know the meaning of this two name

  8. on Wednesday 30th of August 2023 12:08:01 PM

    Assalamualikom hey that name girls are introvert and extrovert both. They are blessings.

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