Susan - girls name

Susan name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 70%

Susan name meaning:

The name Susan is of Hebrew origin and means "lily" or "graceful lily." It is derived from the Hebrew name Shoshannah, which itself is derived from the word shoshan meaning "lily." In biblical times, the lily was a symbol of purity, beauty, and innocence, hence the name Susan carries connotations of these qualities.

The name Susan gained popularity in English-speaking countries during the 17th century, and it became particularly widespread in the 20th century. It has a timeless feel to it, exuding elegance and simplicity. People with the name Susan are often described as kind, gentle, and nurturing. They have a natural ability to put others at ease and are known for their strong moral compass and sense of responsibility.

Overall, the name Susan is associated with grace, beauty, purity, and kindness. It represents a person who possesses these qualities and is known for bringing a sense of tranquility and warmth to those around them.

Origin: Hebrew



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Related names

Susan , Huhana, Shoushan, Shushana, Shushanna, Sue, Sueanne, Suellen, Sukey, Susanna , Susannah , Susie , Suzanne , Suzetta, Suzette, Suzy , Zana , Zsa-zsa

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Overall UK ranking: 1692 out of 5581

17 recorded births last year

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Historical popularity of Susan

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