What does Susan mean?
Susan [su-san] as a girls' 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 67 variants: San, Sanna, Shoshana, Shoshanah, Shoshanna, Shushana, Shushu, Sioux, Siouxsie, Siusan, Sonel, Soo, Soosan, Soosanna, Sosanna, Su, Suanny, Sudie▼, Sue▼, Sueann, Sueanna, Sueanne, Suesan, Suesana, Suesann, Suesonne, Suezanne, Sukee, Sukey, Sukie, 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, Zsazsa and Zsuzsa.Creative forms:
(female) Sesan, Susani, ..
(male) Suern, Susea, .. Middle name pairings:
Susan Cecilia (S.C.), ..
How popular is Susan?
Susan is a very popular first name for females (#8 out of 4276, Top 1%) and also a very popular last name for all people (#30061 out of 150436, Top 20%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Susan reached its highest rank of #3 in the U.S. during 1960-1969, and is at #929 presently. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. San, Sanna, Shoshana (#1842 the previous year), Sudie, Sue, Sueann, Suellen, Susana (#1702), Susann, Susanna (#1271), Susannah, Susanne, Susette, Susie, Suzan, Suzanna, Suzanne, Suzette, Suzi, Suzie and Suzy are the popular variation forms of Susan (#929 the previous year) listed in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Suesanna, are uncommon. These relations of Susan were popular in the 1950s (usage of 4.42%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.03%, 99% less), with versions such as Susie becoming less fashionable.