Shoshanah Name Meaning & Origin

Shoshanah

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Mispronunciations by new acquaintances (and sometimes old friends) include variations on: 'Shsharna', 'Shawna', 'Shona', or even 'Shshoshnah'.

Nicknames for Shoshanah

Shosh, Shoshie, Shoshy, Shanah, Shan.

Meanings and history of the name Shoshanah

Hebrew in origin, translated as meaning 'rose' or 'lily'.
Pronounced 'Sho-Sha-Na' or ‘Sho-Shaw-Na’ - 'Sho' as in 'shot', with the emphasis on the middle syllable.
Spelling variations include Shoshana and Shoshanna.
Widely used in Western Jewish communities, but considered somewhat of an old lady name (c.f. Betty) in Israel.
Names such as Suzanne and Zsuzsanna derive from the same root.

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