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What does Shoshanna mean?

Shoshanna Pronunciation of Shoshanna [shoshan-na] as a girls' name is a Hebrew name, and Shoshanna means "lily, rose". Shoshanna is an alternate form of Shoshana (Hebrew): from "shoshan". Shoshanna is also a variation of Susan (Hebrew). Shoshanna is also used as a variation of Susannah (Hebrew).

Associated with: lily (flower).


Shoshanna has 2 variants: Shoshanah and Shushana.

7 more relations via Shoshana, Susan, Susannah: Shanna, Shosha, Soosanna, Sosanna, Sosannah, Suesanna and Susanna.

Creative forms:
(female) Shoshanne, Shoshanney, ..

(male) Shoshanney, Shoshanni, ..

Middle name pairings:
Shoshanna Margo (S.M.), ..

How popular is Shoshanna?

Shoshanna is an uncommonly occurring given name for females. Shoshanna is an equivalently uncommon last name too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source forms and related girl names. Susan (#929 via latest list), Susanna (#1271), Shoshana (#1842), Susannah and Shanna are the popular alternative forms of Shoshanna (outside Top 2000). These relations of Shoshanna were popular as baby names in the 1950s (average #1190) and are now significantly less conventional (#1608, 99%), with forms like Susanna becoming somewhat outmoded. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shanna, Shoshana, Susan, Susanna, Susannah in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Shoshanna is alike in pronunciation to Shoshoni. Other suggested similar names are Hosanna, Johanna, Josanna, Josianna, Rohanna, Rosanna, Roseanna, Roshana, Roshawna, Rossanna (see Roseanne), Savhanna, Shelanna, Shianna, Shonna, Shoshone, Shyanna, Soosan, Suesana, Suesann, Suezanna, Susana, Susann, Susanne, Suzanna, Suzzanna and Yohanna. These names tend to be more frequently used than Shoshanna.

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