GENDER: Feminine
USAGE: English
PRONOUNCED: sə-VAN-ə   [key]
Meaning & History
From the English word for the large grassy plain, ultimately deriving from the Taino (Native American) word zabana. It came into use as a given name in America in the 19th century. It was revived in the 1980s by the movie 'Savannah Smiles' (1982).
Related Names
VARIANTS: Savanna, Zavanna
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