Santamaria (also spelled Santamaría or Santa Maria) is a surname from the Latin Arch in Europe. The name, a reference to the Blessed Virgin Mary meaning Holy Mary or Saint Mary, means exactly the same thing in the Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Catalan languages, as thus it has origins in several different European countries where those languages are spoken. The surname has spread further afield to the Americas, especially South America and various other places via immigration and colonisation.

May also refer to:


  • Abel Santamaría, a leader in the Cuban Revolutionary movement
  • B. A. Santamaria, an Australian political activist and journalist
  • Claudio Santamaria, an Italian actor
  • Dom Santamaria, a drummer from the Australian band Epicure
  • Francisco J. Santamaría, a Mexican writer and politician
  • Jodi Santamaria, a Filipina actress
  • José Santamaría, a Uruguayan former football player and coach
  • Juan Santamaría, the national hero of Costa Rica
  • Kamahl Santamaria, a New Zealand television journalist
  • Luis Santamaría, a Honduran football player
  • Mongo Santamaría, an Afro-Cuban Latin jazz percussionist
  • Roberto Santamaría Ciprián, a Spanish football player
  • Santamaria (footballer), a Portuguese football player
  • Santiago Santamaría, a former Argentine football player
  • Yūsuke Santamaria, a Japanese playwright, singer, television producer, graphics designer, and animator


  • Juan Santamaría International Airport, an airport in Costa Rica
  • Santamaría (volcano), a volcano in Guatemala
  • Santamaria (band), a Portuguese eurodance band
  • Santamaría Bullring, a bull ring in Bogotá, Colombia