The Italian surname Sinatra is of patronymic origin. The name Sinatra originates as a personal name borne by both men and women in Sicily and southern Calabria. The name was apparently in origin a nickname from Latin senator member of the Roman senate (Latin senatus, a derivative of senex meaning "old"), which later came to be used as a title of magistrates in various Italian states. The name is predominantly found in the southern states of Calabria and Sicily. According to the 2000 census there are approximately 22,000 bearers of the name Sinatra in the United States.
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