Meaning and Name Origin
Shoshana \sh(o)-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 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. Census)
Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the girl name Shoshana and related names. Popular variation forms of Shoshana (#unlisted) listed in the Top 1000 are Shana, Susan (#851 in 2014), Susana, Susann and Susanna. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1970-1979 and have become much less widespread since, with the versions Shana, Susan, Susana and Susanna becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)