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What does Shoshana mean?

Shoshana /sho-sha-na/ 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.


Shoshana has 8 variants: Shana, Shannah, Shosha, Shoshanah, Shoshanna, Shoshi, Sosanna and Sosannah.

Shoshana has 5 more relations via Susan, Susanna: Shushana, Soosan, Soosanna, Suesana and Susana.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Shawshana, Shoshara, ..

(male) Shoshan, Shoshanan, ..

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)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the birth name history of Shoshana for girls. Shoshana entered the list in 1970-1979 and reached its apex rank of #1260 in the U.S. in 1997, and is at #1800 currently. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shoshana name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shoshana outside U.S.

Below is a charted comparison of the statistics of the girl name Shoshana and related names. Popular variation forms of Shoshana (#1800 in recent rankings) listed in the Top 2000 are Shana, Susan (#851 in recent rankings), Susana (#1616) and Susanna (#1437). These relations of Shoshana reached the top of their popularity 64 years ago (median #1092) and have become much less widespread since (#1540, 99.3%), with versions such as Susan becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shoshana, Shana, Susan, Susana, Susanna in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Shoshana and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


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.