Sanna Viktoria Nielsen is a Swedish singer and television presenter. After her seventh attempt, she won Melodifestivalen in 2014 with the song "Undo" and so represented Sweden in the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark, finishing in 3rd place overall. Sanna was one of the Eurovision Song Contest 2015 commentators for Sweden and hosted Melodifestivalen 2015 along with comedian Robin Paulsson. She was announced as the new presenter for the sing-along show Allsång på Skansen for the summer of 2016. She will host Eurovision The Party at the Tele2 Arena for the Eurovision Song Contest 2016.
cutenose  1/8/2017
Hi, my name is Sanna Lea, I was born in Germany as a United States Army officer's daughter. My moms best friend was named Sanna Lea (first/last) from Finland. Since 1964 she never knew I was named after her. Proud of my name as an American, but yes I'm called Santa quite a bit...
Sanna2438  1/4/2017
Sanna is NORWEGIAN too!
― Anonymous User  6/30/2011
This is so pretty. I really like it.
Joy12  4/19/2011
I don't think Americans should adopt this name, as quite a few people pronounce Santa the same way as they would pronounce this name, unless you drill it into their heads that it's ''SUN-nuh''. This name is overused in Finland, but might sound refreshing in English-speaking countries, but ony with the right pronunciation.
slight night shiver  5/5/2008
Sanna Nielsen is a Swedish singer.
― Anonymous User  9/5/2007
Sanna is the Inuktitut name for Sadna, the the master of sea animals.
LMS  8/23/2007
When I was little I always hoped that my parents would have named me Sanna instead of Saana, which I found very plain and too simple name, plus I was tired of telling people that my name is Saana, not Sanna or Saara. (And seriously, who really wants to be named after a big piece of rock?)

Nowadays I'm happy that they named me Saana, after all, because Sanna really is too common here Finland. I know at least three other Saanas, but I've met much more Sannas during my life.
Yippal  3/30/2007
Another theory has it that the name has come to Finland from Russia, where Zanna has been a short form for Alexandra. Sanna is a very common name in Finland - among the most popular names given to girls in the 1970s and 1980s. The name of the hill in Lapland is Saana (or Sàna in Saami language), which is another Finnish girl's name, not to be confused with Sanna. In Finnish, Sanna is pronounced 'SUN-nah', Saana 'SAH-nah'.
sannaselleri  8/2/2006
Sanna is pronounced as "SUN-nah" in Swedish.
Ylva  9/30/2005
My name is Sanna. It was chosen by my mother. She is 100% Finnish heritage. In 1995 we made a trip to Finland and toured the ancestral areas, and visited with relatives. An English speaking cousin explained to me that it also the name of the highest mountain in the Laplands, now northern Finland. She explained that "nature-minded" people will sometimes name their daughters Sanna.
Jesuslovesyou  3/20/2005
Sanna is not a mountain in Finland. The name you must mean is Saana.
― Anonymous User  5/12/2011

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