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Meaning and name origin

Shoshana \sh(o)-sha-na\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Shana, Shannah, Shosha, Shoshanah, Shoshanna, Shoshi, Sosanna and Sosannah.


Shoshana is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2770 out of 4276, Top 65%) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shoshana and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Susan (#851), Susanna and Shana. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Shana, Susan, Susanna in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shoshana is also pronounced similarly to Shoshoni and Shushana. Another suggested similar baby name is Shoshone. These names tend to be less commonly used than Shoshana.