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Susan 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. Susan is the English form, Suzanne is French, and Susana is Spanish. 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.

For more information, see also related names Sigourney, Soki, Stockard and Zizi.

A suggested similar baby name is Susanah.

View a list of the 11 names that reference Susan.

Popularity of Susan

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 names popularity of Susan name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Susan with its variant forms and related girl baby names.

Top 1000 ranking of Susan name in U.S.
Top 100 ranking of Susan outside U.S.


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