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What does Sue mean?

Sue Pronunciation of Sue as a name for girls has its root in Hebrew, and the meaning of the name Sue is "lily, rose". Sue is an alternate form of Susan (Hebrew): diminutive of Susanna and Susannah. See also Suellen


ASSOCIATED WITH lily (flower)


VARIANTS Su, Soo, Sioux

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA SUSAN San, Sonel, Sudie, Sueann, Suesan, Sukee, Sukey, Sukie, Sunel, Suse, Susee, Susen, Susi, Susie, Susy, Suzan, Suzane, Suze, Suzee, Suzi, Suzie, Suzon, Suzy



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How popular is Sue?

Sue is a very prominent first name for women (#197 out of 4276, Top 5%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#17935 out of 150436, Top 12%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Sue reached its peak position of #72 in the U.S. during the years 1940-1949, but is not listed currently. (TOP BABY NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Susan (#1079 IN 2018), San, Sudie, Sueann, Suellen, Susie, Suzan, Suzi, Suzie and Suzy are the popular alternative forms of Sue. Adoption of these forms of Sue was common 68 years ago (MEDIAN #1053) and has become significantly less since.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sue, San, Sudie, Sueann, Suellen in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sue and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sue is pronounced similarly to Cee, Cy, Zea, Zia, Zoe, Zoee, Zoey, Zoi and Zoie. Another recommended sound-alike name is Rue. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sue.

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