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What does Susanna mean?

Susanna Pronunciation of Susanna [su-san-na] as a girls' name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Susanna is "lily, rose". New Testament form in the Book of Luke of Shoshana.

Associated with: testament (biblical), book (literary).


Susanna has 11 variants: Sanna, Suezanna, Susan, Susana, Susann, Susie, Susy, Suzanna, Suzi, Suzie and Suzy.

Affiliated girl names: Zanna, Susannah and Suzanne.

5 more alternative forms via Shoshana: Shana, Shannah, Shoshanna, Sosanna and Sosannah.

Creative forms:
(female) Susanda, Susani, ..

(male) Susancy, Susanso, ..

Middle name pairings:
Susanna Harlie (S.H.), ..

How popular is Susanna?

Susanna is a very popular first name for women (#869 out of 4276, Top 20%) but a unique last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Susanna entered the list in 1880-1889 and reached its top position of #395 in the U.S. then, and is presently at #1271. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Sanna, Shana, Shoshana (#1842 in recent rankings), Susan (#929), Susana (#1702), Susann, Susannah, Susie, Suzanna, Suzanne, Suzi, Suzie and Suzy are the popular variation forms of Susanna (#1271 in recent rankings) appearing in the Top 2000. These relations of Susanna were favored by parents in the 1950s (average #1164) and have become much less widespread since, with versions such as Susan becoming less trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Susanna, Shana, Shoshana, Susan, Susana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Susann, Susannah, Susie, Suzanna, Suzanne in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Susanna is pronounced similarly to Soosanna, Suesana, Suesanna, Susanah, Susannagh, Suzana, Suzannah, Suzzanna, Zuzana and Zuzanna. Other suggested similar names are Hosanna, Husayna, Josanna, Jumanna, Luanna, Oksanna, Osanna, Quianna, Rosanna, Ruksanna, Savanna, Seanna, Sevanna, Shanna, Shianna, Shushana, Shyanna, Sianna, Siusan, Suanny, Sueann, Sueanna, Sueanne, Suesan, Suesann, Suesonne, Suezanne, Susanka, Susanne, Susen, Suzan, Suzane, Suzzanne and Ysanna. These names tend to be less commonly used than Susanna.

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