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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". Short form of Susannah. In the apocryphal Book of Tobit, Susannah was a woman of courage who defended herself 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 57 variant forms: Sanna, Shoshana, Shoshanah, Shoshanna, Shushana, ShuShu, Sioux, Siouxsie, Siusan, Soosan, Soosanna, Sosanna, Suanny, Sue, Sueann, Sueanna, Sueanne, Suesann, Suesonne, Suezanne, Sukee, Sukey, Sukie, Sonel, Sunel, Susana, Susanetta, Susanka, Susann, Susanna, Susannagh, Susannah, Susanne, Suse, Susee, Susette, Susi, Susie, Susy, Suzan, Suzana, Suzane, Suzanna, Suzannah, Suzanne, Suze, Suzee, Suzetta, Suzette, Suzi, Suzie, Suzon, Suzy, Suzzanne, Zanna, Zanne and Zannie.
For more information, see also related names Sigourney, Soki, Stockard and Zizi.
Baby names that sound like Susan are Suesana, Season and Suesanna.
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Popularity of Susan
Susan is a very popular first name for women (#8 out of 4276) and a slightly less popular surname or last name for all people (#67386 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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