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Sanae 1
Gender Feminine & Masculine
Usage Japanese
Scripts さなえ(Japanese Hiragana) サナエ(Japanese Katakana) 早苗, 小苗, 真愛, 真絵, 真慧, 真得, 早菜枝, 早奈恵, 早奈枝, 早南恵, 早名恵, 颯苗, 小奈恵, 紗名江, 紗南江, 紗苗, 紗那江, 紗奈枝, 紗奈絵, 紗菜江, 五奈江, 佐菜絵, 佐菜枝, 佐奈絵, 佐奈江, 佐那絵, 佐那江, 佐南絵, 佐南江, 佐名絵, 佐苗, 左茄絵, 左菜絵, 左菜江, 左奈絵, 左奈江, 左那絵, 左那枝, 左苗, 左名江, 沙茄江, 沙菜恵, 沙奈恵, 沙那枝, 沙南枝, 沙苗, 沙名恵, 沙名枝, 砂茄恵, 砂茄枝, 砂菜恵, 砂奈絵, 砂那絵, 砂那枝, 砂南江, 砂名恵, 彩奈恵, 彩苗, 采奈依, 冴菜絵, 咲菜恵, 咲七枝, 咲奈恵, 咲那江, 咲苗, 作苗, 桜苗, 皐苗, 三直恵, 実苗, etc.(Japanese Kanji)
Pronounced Pron. SA-NA-EH  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Japanese 早 (sa) meaning "early, fast", 小 (sa) meaning "little, small", 真 (sana) meaning "true, reality", 颯 (sa) meaning "sudden, quick, sound of the wind", 紗 (sa) meaning "gauze", 五 (sa) meaning "five", 佐 (sa) meaning "assistant, help", 左 (sa) meaning "left", 沙 (sa) or 砂 (sa) both meaning "sand", 彩 (sa) meaning "colour", 采 (sa) meaning "dice, form, appearance, take, gather, colouring", 冴 (sa) meaning "be clear, serene, cold, skillful", 咲 (sa) meaning "blossom", 作 (sa) meaning "make, production, prepare, build", 桜 (sa) meaning "cherry blossom", 皐 (sa) meaning "swamp, shore", 三 (sa) meaning "three" or 実 (sa) meaning "reality, truth", 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens", 奈 (na) meaning "what", 南 (na) meaning "south", 名 (na) meaning "name", 那 (na) meaning "what", 茄 (na) meaning "eggplant", 七 (na) meaning "seven" or 直 (na) meaning "straight" combined with 苗 (nae) meaning "seedling, sapling, shoot", 愛 (e) meaning "love, affection", 絵 (e) meaning "picture, drawing, painting, sketch", 慧 (e) meaning "wise", 得 (e) meaning "gain, get, find, earn, acquire, can, may, able to, profit, advantage, benefit", 枝 (e) meaning "bough, branch, twig, limb", 恵 (e) meaning "favor, blessing, grace, kindness", 江 (e) meaning "creek, inlet, bay" or 依 (e) meaning "reliant, depend on, consequently, therefore, due to". Other kanji combinations are possible.

A famous male bearer is Sanae Kikuta, a Japanese mixed martial artist who rose to popularity fighting in the Pancrase organization and a famous female bearer is Sanae Kobayashi, a Japanese voice actress formerly affiliated with Production Baobab, and now with Sigma Seven.
Added 8/30/2016 by cutenose
Edited 5/7/2023 by StingyKingPro, Mike C and cutenose

Sanae 2
2a. listed usages are verified
Gender Feminine

Meaning & History

A notable bearer of the name is the Morocan-German politician Sanae Abdi, member of the 20th German Bundestag.
Added 10/26/2021 by elbowin