What does Shoshana mean?
Shoshana [shoshana] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Shoshana is "lily, rose". From "shoshan". Variant of Susan and Susanna, which are the more common and anglicized forms. Fashion designer Shoshana Lonstein.
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(male) Shoshan, Shoshanan, .. Middle name pairings:
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How popular is Shoshana?
Shoshana is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2770 out of 4276, Top 65%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shoshana entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #1260 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #1842 currently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular variation forms of Shoshana (#1842 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Shana, Susan (#929 in recent rankings), Susana (#1702) and Susanna (#1271). These relations of Shoshana reached the top of their popularity 65 years ago (median #1092) and have become much less widespread since (#1548, ▼99.3%), with versions such as Susan becoming less trendy.
Shoshana is alike in pronunciation to Shoshoni. Other suggested similar names are Hosana, Ishana, Johana, Josana, Kashana, Lashana, Rashana, Rohana, Rosana, Roshan, Roshana, Roshawna, Rossana, Shakeena, Shakina, Shalana, Shaquina, Sharana, Sharlana (see Sharlene), Shastina, Shayana, Shifana, Shona, Shonna, Shoshone, Siobhan, Siusan, Solana, Stephana, Suesan, Suesann, Suesanna, Susanah, Susann, Suzana, Tashana, Toshiana and Trishana. These names tend to be less frequently used than Shoshana.See names in meaning and etymology.