Susannah Name Meaning & Origin

Susannah

Pronunciation: soo-ZA-nə (key)

Origin of the name Susana:

From the Hebrew Soshana, a derivative of shōshannāh (a lily, a rose).

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Comments and insights on the name Susannah: | Edit

I've always loved the name Susannah! It sounds so bright and lively. I would absolutely give this name to my daughter

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The Stephen Foster song "Oh Susannah" is the theme song of my life - I hear the first line on at least a biweekly basis. But it's a nice old-fashioned name and I love it.

I was named Susan in 1958, but have always wished I was Susannah. My Mom wanted to name me that, but my Dad didn't like it. So, I had to grow up with a common first name and a common last name, and at least 4 other Susan's in my class all the time. I still wish I was Susannah. It's so beautiful, both in sound and in spelling.

My name is Susannah and I absolutely love it! I'm also very partial to this spelling of my name. I was called by my full name by my family all my life. When I was about 11, friends started calling me Susie and so that stuck at school (Really though I go by both now). Whenever I meet new people I often get compliments on my name. I love the romantic feel to it, without it being as common or frilly as some of the other traditional romantic girls' names. Only con I can think of: everyone singing "Oh Susannah!" to me all my life. I'd be so glad to never hear that song again!

Nicknames for Susannah: | Edit

Sus; Susa; Susu; Sue; Susie; Susan; Anna; Annie; Sookie; Sanna; Sunny; ZuZu; Zannah; Suze

Meanings and history of the name Susannah: | Edit

From the Hebrew Soshana, a derivative of shōshannāh (a lily, a rose).

Famous real-life people named Susannah: | Edit

Susanna(h) Wilkerson Dickinson - the only adult anglo survivor of the Battle of the Alamo in 1836

Susannah Wesley - known as the "Mother of Methodism"

Susannah in song, story & screen: | Edit

There is an old folk/kids song (I associate it with "She'll be coming around the mountain): "Oh Susannah, won't you cry for me? I've come from Alabama with a banjo on my knee..."
"Susannah of the Mounties," a Shirley Temple movie
Susannah and the Elders, Hebrew legend
Susannah is a character in The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
Susannah Simon, the main character in The "Mediator" series by Meg Cabot.

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