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Meaning and name origin
Susan \s(u)-san\ as a girl's name is pronounced SOO-zun. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Susan is "lily, rose". Short form of Susanna and Susannah. In the apocryphal Book of Tobit, Susannah was a beautiful woman of courage who defended her innocence against wrongful accusation. First used in the 18th century. See also Suellen, Xuxa, and Zsazsa. Suffragette Susan B. Anthony; authors Susan Cheever, Susan Isaacs; actresses Susan Hampshire, Susan Dey, Susan Sarandon; basketball player Sue Bird.
Susan has 68 variant forms: San, Sanna, Shoshana, Shoshanah, Shoshanna, Shushana, Shushu, Sioux, Siouxsie, Siusan, Soo, Soosan, Soosanna, Sosanna, Su, Suanny, Sudie, Sue, Sueann, Sueanna, Sueanne, Suesan, Suesana, Suesann, Suesonne, Suezanne, Sukee, Sukey, Sukie, Suzan, Sonel, Sunel, Susana, Susanetta, Susanka, Susann, Susanna, Susannagh, Susannah, Susanne, Suse, Susee, Susen, Susette, Susi, Susie, Susy, Suzan, Suzana, Suzane, Suzanna, Suzannah, Suzanne, Suze, Suzee, Suzelle, Suzetta, Suzette, Suzi, Suzie, Suzon, Suzy, Suzzanne, Zanna, Zanne, Zannie, Zsuzsa and Zsazsa.
Susan is a very popular first name for females (#8 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#67386 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Susan for girls (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Susan and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sanna, Sudie, Sue, Suellen, Susan, Susana, Susann, Susanna, Susanne, Susie, Suzan, Suzanna, Suzanne, Suzette and Suzy. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Susanah. This name tends to be less commonly used than Susan.
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