San (or santo) is the Spanish word for saint, as in San Francisco (Saint Francis) and San Diego. San is used as a title only, whereas santo is the regular usage (as in «él es un santo» or "he is a saint") or a title (as in Santo Domingo).
San is another name for the Bushmen, an ethnic group living in South Africa and Botswana.
San was a letter of the Greek alphabet.
- In computing, a SAN is a storage area network.
San is the fictional girl raised by a wolf goddess in Miyazaki Hayao's animated movie Princess Mononoke - the movie's title is a name by which she is also known.
San is also a river in Southern Poland.
- There are several homophones in Japanese that are pronounced san, some of which appear in English:
- A title akin to Mr. and Ms., which came from the politer sama. For example, Tanaka-san means Mr. or Ms. Tanaka. It is not gender-specific and can follow a surname, a given name, a full name, or even a company's name.
- A suffix meaning a mountain as in Fuji-san, which came from Chinese.
- San, Mali is a town in Mali
San (short for Sandra) is one of The Fat Slags in the Viz comic.
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