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Sancha – Name Meaning, Origin, Popularity

Meaning of Sancha:

Sancha is of Spanish and Portuguese origin. It is a variant of the name Sancho, which is derived from the Germanic name “Sanco,” meaning “holy” or “sacred.”

Origin of Sancha:

The name Sancho was borne by several medieval kings in the Iberian Peninsula, contributing to its historical significance. It was a name used among nobility and royalty. It is the feminine form of Sancho, and it was often given to daughters in noble families. The name carries a sense of heritage and aristocracy.

Popularity of Sancha:

According to the United States Social Security Administration, Sancha is the 31681st most popular name in the United States. An estimated 139 have this name, and there are 0.04 people with this name for every 100,000 Americans.

Sancha is a fairly uncommon name, but may be chosen for its uniqueness.

Famous People Named Sancha:

  1. Sancha of Castile (Sancha of Castile): Sancha of Castile was a medieval queen, the wife of King Alfonso II of Aragon and Queen Consort of Aragon in the 12th century.
  2. Sancha Carrillo (Sancha Carrillo): Sancha Carrillo was a noblewoman in medieval Spain, known for her role as the wife of King Alfonso IX of León.
  3. Sancha Panza (Sancha Panza): Sancha Panza is a fictional character in the classic novel “Don Quixote” by Miguel de Cervantes. She is the wife of the protagonist’s loyal squire, Sancho Panza.

Nicknames for Sancha:

Some common variations or nicknames for Sancha include:

  1. San
  2. Sanchita

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