Susan Name Meaning & Origin

Susan

Pronunciation: SOO-zən (key)

Origin of the name Susan:

English form of Susannah, which is from the Hebrew Soshana, a derivative of shōshannāh (a lily, a rose).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Azucena, Sue, Sukey, Susana, Susannah, Susie, Suzan, Suzanne, Suze, ZuZu

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Nicknames for Susan

Sue, Susie, Susie-Q, Sukey, Suze, ZuZu; Suki, Sammy, Susannah Bannana, Su-Su, Sweetie Pie, Poosan, Suzi, Zan

Meanings and history of the name Susan

From Hebrew, means "Lily"

Famous real-life people named Susan

Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), American civil rights leader
Susan Hayward (1917-1975), American actress
Susan Sarandon (1946- ), American actress
Susan Cabot (1927-1986), American actress
Susan George (1950- ), English actress
Susan Coolidge (1835-1905), American children's author
Susan Olsen (1961- ), American actress

Susan in song, story & screen

Susan, Dean Martin
Susan, The Buckinghams
Runaround Sue, Dion
Susan's Song, Al Jarreau
A Boy Named Sue, Johnny Cash
Susie Q, song by Dale Hawkins, later covered by Credence Clearwater Revival and others.
Su-Su-Sudio
Wake Up Little Susie, song by The Everly Brothers
Siouxie & the Banshees
Susan Pevensie, oldest girl in the Pevensie family in C.S. Lewis's Chronicles of Narnia
Susan, "first mate" of the Swallow (very practical, dependable and "sandwich-making") in Arthur Ransome's "Swallows and Amazons" books about two families of outdoorsy British kids playing pirates and adventurers on their sailboats
Susan Robinson, long-running character on Sesame Street played by Loretta Long
Susan “Sue” Storm-Richards, the Invisible Woman of the Fantastic Four (Marvel Comics character)
Susan Walker, from Miracle on 34th Street
Susan Bones, a Hufflepuff in Harry Potter's year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry (from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling)
Susan Foreman, a companion to the first Doctor on Doctor Who, often referred to as his granddaughter
Lazy Susan, a character in Gravity Falls
Silly little Susie Slater bought herself an alligator. And only fifteen minutes later, no more Susie, the gator ate her

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