Susan

Pronunciation: su-hsa-hn
Origin: Sweden
gender-female
Author

Emmy Samtani

Emmy Samtani

Emmy is the founder of Kiindred and mother to 3 little ones. Over the last 4 years, she has worked with some of the most credible experts in the parenting space and is a keen contributor on all things parenthood.
Region Origin: Northern Europe

Susan is a girl's name of Hebrew origin, meaning "lily" or "lotus flower". It is derived from the Hebrew word "Shushannah," which translates to "lily of the valley". The name has its roots in Ancient Egyptian, Persian, Greek, and Latin, making it a timeless Mediterranean name. The origin of the name Susan can be traced back to the Egyptian word "zššn," which was later adopted by the Hebrew language and transformed into "Shoshan," meaning "lily". In ancient Egypt, this name was relatively common for males, and during the 7th Century Rashidun conquest of Egypt, the sound evolved into "šōšen" in the Coptic language. The name Susan has many variations, such as Susanna, Susannah, Suzana, Suzannah, and Sousan. Common nicknames for Susan include Sue, Susie, Susi, Suzi, Suzy, Suzie, Suze, Sanna, Suzie, Sookie, Sukie, Subo, Suus, and Shanti.

Susan Name Popularity Data

chat-overall Overall: Susan is currently #445 on Kiindred
gender-female Girl: Susan is currently #245 on Kiindred Girl Names
gender-male Overall Unique: Susan is currently #439 on Kiindred Unique Names
gender-female Girl Unique: Susan is currently #245 on Kiindred Girl Unique Names

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Famous People Named Susan

  • Susan Sarandon: Susan Sarandon is an American actress and activist known for her roles in "Thelma & Louise," "Dead Man Walking," and "Stepmom."
  • Susan Boyle: Susan Boyle is a Scottish singer who gained international fame after appearing on "Britain's Got Talent" and releasing her debut album "I Dreamed a Dream."
  • Susan Sontag: Susan Sontag was an American writer, filmmaker, philosopher, and political activist known for her essays and books, including "On Photography" and "Against Interpretation." She passed away in 2004.
  • Susan Wojcicki: Susan Wojcicki is an American business executive and the CEO of YouTube.