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What does Sue mean?

Sue [sue] as a name for girls. Sue's root is Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Sue is "lily, rose". Sue is an alternate form, with the suffix -e, of Susan (Hebrew): short variation of Susanna and Susannah. See also Suellen.

Associated with: lily (flower).


Sue has 3 variants: Sioux, Soo and Su.

Sue has 23 more alternative forms via Susan: San, Sonel, Sudie, Sueann, Suesan, Sukee, Sukey, Sukie, Sunel, Suse, Susee, Susen, Susi, Susie, Susy, Suzan, Suzane, Suze, Suzee, Suzi, Suzie, Suzon and Suzy.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Sae, See, ..

(male) Sup, Susel, ..

How popular is Sue?

Sue is a very prominent first name for women (#197 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#17935 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. Census)


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

Presented below is the birth name history of Sue for girls. Sue reached its peak position of #72 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed currently. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

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

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

Shown below is an analysis of the statistics of the girl name Sue and affiliated names. Susan (#851 in 2014), Suzan, Suzi, Suzie, Suzy, Susie, San, Sueann, Suellen and Sudie are the popular alternative forms of Sue. Adoption of these forms of Sue was common 64 years ago (median #1053) and has become significantly less since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sue, San, Sudie, Sueann, Suellen in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Susan, Susie, Suzan, Suzi, Suzie, Suzy in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Sue is pronounced similarly to Cee, Cy, Zea, Zia, Zoe, Zoee, Zoey, Zoi and Zoie. Another recommended name is Rue. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sue.