Savannah: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Savannah

Savannah

Pronunciation: sah-VA-nə (key)

Origin of the name Savannah:

Derived from the Spanish savannah (a treeless plain).

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I grew up as a little girl in love with the movie Savannah Smiles. I always knew I would name my first daughter Savannah. She is 12 now. Middle name is Paige. We called her Savannah banana as a baby then nanners for short. Nanners stuck as her nickname. Sad the little girl who played Savannah smiles died too young. I got a hold of her sister on myspace and told her I named my daughter after her sister's character. Apparently a lot of mommies did! :)

My name is Savannah and my mom named me after the movie Savannah Smiles also. She made my middle name Rose because it was always her favorite flower. When I was a baby I had a friend who couldn't pronounce my name so he called me Sanna. Ever since then my closest friends and family have called me that, except for one of my friends who calls me Vanna. I really like my name but it gets annoying when I have to write my first and last name because they are both really long. But I would never change my name, I think it is very pretty.

My daughter's name is Savannah Zoe. We call her Savi most of the time. She's only 19 months but she seems to really like her name. She also gets called Savannah Banana by her grandfather and Vanna by her cousins who can't quite pronounce her name yet.

This is a really cute girly name!
My name is Savannah Storie, and i absolutely love the name. I live in Florida, and i think it's a pretty common name more so in the south than anywhere else. i like the length and pretty ring to my name, but i want to discover history about it. it is ironic, also, because i am a writer, and my name's savannah storie

I love this name I Think it is soo cute I am definitly naming my first daughter this! I'm not sure of a middle name but probably Savannah Catharine, Savannah May, Savannah Elizabeth!

I read Pat Conroy's book Prince of Tides when I was in high school and LOVED the name Savannah. It was the first time I ever heard the city used as a girls' name but I decided that if I ever had a daughter, I would name her Savannah. I call her Savy now that she is a teenager.

The name Savannah is #10 on the list of top 100 cool baby girl names in the baby name book "Cool Names" by Pamela Redmond Satran and Linda Rosenkrantz.

We adopted our daughter Savannah and her 2 sisters. I just love her name but we did change her middle name to skye. It's funny now how everyone in the family calls her by both names. It just flows real nice.

My name is Savannah Skye too I NAMED MY DAUGHTER SAVANNAH MARIE. SAVANNAH WAS THE ONLY NAME MY HUBBY & I COULD AGREE ON! SHES 8 NOW SOMETIMES I CALL HER SAVAN FOR SHORT; OR SAVVY. I NEVER REGRETED IT THE NAME FITS HER. BESIDES THERES ONLY ONE OTHER SAVANNAH IN HER WHOLE SCHOOL; WHICK INCLUDES 3 DIFFERENT GRADES.I LIKE THAT TOO:) MARIE STANDS FOR A WOMAN I WAS VERY CLOSE FRIENDS WITH WHO COULDNT HAVE KIDS ;HER NAME MARIE....

I named my daughter Savannah Michelle. I was having twins and knew baby A would be named Savannah. It's the perfect name for her. Her nickname is Banny, but we also call her silly names like Big Fanny, Bananny, and Ban.

I was named after the movie Savannah Smiles, my mom thought the little girl was adorable. I middle name is Marie, no meaning behind it.

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My daughter is Savannah Corinne (cor-in). She was named after Savannah, GA, which was named after the Shawnee word for Southern. Corinne means beautiful maiden.

My daughter's name is Savannah. I've loved it since the movie Savannah Smiles as well! Her middle name is Corinne (pronounced Cor-een, not Cor-in) because it is my middle name and her grandma's (my mom's). So far she doesn't have any nicknames!

When we started the adoption process, we were fully prepared to change our child's given birth name if we didn't like it. Imagine our surprise and delight the first time we heard our daughter's name: Savannah. We NEVER would have picked the name if left to our own devices, but once we heard it we just knew it was perfect. Our little Savannah goes by Savvy most of the time, with an occasional "Savs" thrown in for fun.

My name is Savannah and i always recieve compliments on my name and have only ever met 2 other Savannahs. My middle name is also Georgia and i have met 1 other person with the name Savannah Georgia also.

My daughter's name is Savannah. I don't usually call her by a shortened version of it. I've always wanted to name my first daughter that from the movie Savannah Smiles. But choosing her middle name was a challenge. I finally chose Sage, so I call her that as her 'nickname'. Usually I just call her Savannah. My mom calls her Savvy though.

Oh my gosh, i'm named after the movie savannah smiles too! My middle name is lynn, and my nick name is savy or sav, sometimes savalina or savyloo.

I have a 3 year old we named Savannah Nicole. But upon bringing her home our then 2 and a half year old Maddie started calling her Banna so that has been her nick name :)

My name is Savannah and my mom had a hard time choosing my middle name but she decided on Louise after my aunt. so as far as nick names go people will call me weeza or weezy, and a lot of people call me vannah and some friends say savannahaha or van-van. whatever pops in there minds. a good thing about it though is its a hard name to make fun of.

My little sister, who is 2. Her name is Savannah. My mom had a rough time coming up with a middle name. She finally came up with the name Marie. I call Nanah-Banana.

My name is Savannah and I love it :) My parents named me Savannah Kathryn and I use it more often than my last name. My friends call me: Savvy, Sav, Vanna, Vannah, Van-Van (only my bestie)a, Banana, Nanna, or whatever they decided they can make out of my name. Love my name! Love my middle name! They just flow together:)

My name is Savannah Emily, and I love it a whole lot. My mom calls me San-Banan, San, Wannie, Sanna, and Banana.It is such a fun name!

My middle daughter is named Savannah Frances I fell in love with the city and named her after it. We call her Nanny Fran or Nanners. Its an awesome name. She is a 11 almost 12 now. She is all Moxie I have never regretted name her Savannah.

My name is Savannah Dare. My mom named me after Savannah, Georgia because she thought it was beautiful. As for my middle name she wanted something different. I always here people say that my middle name and first name sound wonderful together!

Nicknames for Savannah: | Edit

Savvy, Sav, Anna, Vann, Vannah, Vanna, Zanna, San, Sadie, Sanna, Sally, Essie, Ava, Ana, Hannah, Anke, Peach, Nanna, Nanners, Nanny, Vanny, Sav-Sav

Meanings and history of the name Savannah: | Edit

It is of Spanish origin, and its meaning is "treeless plain" from Spanish sabana. The Spanish word was borrowed from the Taino word zabana.

The name "Savannah" comes from a group of Shawnee who migrated to Georgia in the 1680s. These Shawnee were called by several variant names such as Shawano, Savano, Savana, and Savannah. The name Savannah comes from Algonquian terms meaning "southerner" and perhaps "salt".

The name was derived from the English term "savanna", a kind of tropical grassland

A beautiful historic city in Georgia, often called the "hostess city", the oldest city in the state.

Famous real-life people named Savannah: | Edit

Savannah Outen, American singer
Savannah Miller, American-English designer
Savannah Guthrie, American journalist
Savannah Montano, famous on social media such as Twitter

Savannah in song, story & screen: | Edit

Movie -- 'Savannah Smiles' 1982, starring Bridgette Andersen as Savannah
Song -- 'Sweet Savannah' by Shooter Jennings (great song!)
Book and Movie -- "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks. the main's name is Savannah
Savannah Wingo character in the 1986 novel and 1991 film "The Prince of Tides"
Savannah Johnson character in the 1992 novel and 1995 film "Waiting to Exhale"
Savannah Barnett character in the t.v. show "Surface"
Savanna- a mean popular girl from "Rugrat's: All Grown up"
Savannah Camden-Kinkirk: Lucy and Kevin's infant daughter on last few seasons of 7th Heaven

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