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I have nothing against this name, but I don't think that it sounds very pretty. Its longer version, Susanna, sounds much prettier to me.
gaelruadh19  4/28/2005
Susan is one of those names that was once popular, but is uncommon now. I think it would be great to see the name Susan on a young girl!
Kelly716  7/8/2005
This name makes me think of a small, mystical, striking child with baby-fine curls in her hair. I'm an artist, so I tend to insert more imaginative detail. :)
Tbird  7/14/2005
It's really weird, my most favorite name is Susannah, but I do not like Susan at all. Suzanne and Susanne are fine, but not Susan.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2005
The meaning of Susan is "Lily of the Valley", some use just "Lily". Its origin is Hebrew.
shh120  7/25/2005
Those close to me call me Susie, the informal version of Susan. However, in the business world, Susan works quite well. :)
shh120  7/25/2005
Susan K. Downs and Susan May Warren are Christian authors. They wrote a series of books together called Heirs of Anton. The books go in this order:
1. Ekaterina
2. Nadia
3. Marina
4. Oksana
Both Susans have written books by themselves as well.
― Anonymous User  10/2/2005
In Gone with the Wind, Susan is Scarlett's younger sister who everyone calls Suellen (for Susan Elinor).
― Anonymous User  11/3/2005
My name is Susan (no middle name), which is better than the alternative, Betty Jo (and it wasn't even in the 60's so I can't blame that on drugs!). If I were naming myself I would prefer Suzanne Michelle, sounds so much more elegant.
susanh  11/25/2005
I think it is a very beautiful name. My favourite teacher at school's first name is Susan. She is the kindest, most caring, and beautiful, person I've ever met! I think more people should be called susan, and be just as kind, too!
Susannah, no I don't like the longer version, Susan is better!
― Anonymous User  11/28/2005
There is another meaning for Susan. In Hebrew it can mean either 'graceful white lily', or, (along with Sally, Sadie and Sara) it can mean 'My Princess'.
jessica22  11/28/2005
Susan is the second oldest child in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrode by C S Lewis.
Aqua  1/2/2006
Susan Pevensie of 'The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe' is also in 'Prince Caspian' and 'The Horse and His Boy.' She is mentioned, although she does not appear, in 'The Last Battle.'
Eruanna_Meldiriel  5/26/2008
It's the name of a minor character, Susan Bones, from the Harry Potter books.
lunalovegood  1/8/2006
Susan Sarandon is a famous bearer.
marissa_2005  1/14/2006
I think it is a beautiful name. I don't like Susanna as much, Susan is just fine.
trackstar3016  1/17/2006
My name is Susan. As a child Susie'Q, now Sue or Susan. Growing up I did not like my name. I guess it has grown on me, or I have mellowed. Remember New Orleans, my birthplace, my home! Have a really great day!
― Anonymous User  1/17/2006
Susan is a cute name. You can easily grow up with this name.
― Anonymous User  4/25/2006
It sounds ok to me, though I like Susanna way better. Susan does have a nice meaning (it means 'lily'). But it has always reminded me of Susan Pevensie from the Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe and I think it fitted her because it gives me an impression of an unsure, insecure yet somewhat cynical person. I used to know a girl named Susan who was shy and quiet but very studious and smart and they would call her 'Shy Susan' or 'Smarty-Susie' which I thought was ridiculous but 'Shy Susan' sounded more suitable and I never associated the name with her. In my opinion, I associate it with someone who is either pretty but unsure, doubting or cynical.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2006
Actress Susan Hayward bears this name.
― Anonymous User  6/4/2006
I have to agree with some of the others, it would be nice to see this name used again. It is a very pretty name.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
The meaning also comes from the biblical Persian town of Susa (see the book of Esther in the Old Testament) where white lilies grew in the valley.
susi  7/18/2006
I was born in '81 and have always enjoyed being nearly the only Susan in all my schools. My family called me Susie and I changed to the German spelling of Susi in high school. The lily-of-the-valley is a beautiful flower and I love the meaning of my name.
susi  7/18/2006
Cabinets which turn, and are usually built in the corners of kitchens, are called "Lazy Susans." Don't know how that started though.
― Anonymous User  7/20/2006
This is Hilary Duff's mother's first name.
― Anonymous User  7/27/2006
A famous bearer is TV writer and producer Susan Harris (b. 1941). She is the creator of the acclaimed television series "Soap", "Benson", "The Golden Girls", and "Empty Nest". She either wrote or co-wrote all 93 episodes of "Soap".
AndrewJKD  7/29/2006
Susan Jacks formed the duo The Poppy Family with her husband Terry Jacks. They had a number of hits in the late 1960s/early 1970s. Probably their biggest hit "Which Way You Goin' Billy" sold 2.5 million copies worldwide hitting No.1 in Canada and No.2 in the U.S.
audreyhubley  8/5/2006
An infamous Susan Atkins who participated in Tate-LaBianca murders (1969) is a famous bearer which is why I simply cannot stand the name!
audreyhubley  8/27/2006
Listen to the German pronunciation of Susan here:
_satu_  9/3/2006
It is the name of the lead character, Susan Fletcher, in Dan Brown's novel "Digital Fortress".
LouisLovePower  9/8/2006
Since the 1880's Susan has been on the top 1000 list. Its most popular year was the 1960's where it ranked 3.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
Susan is a great name of strong will and beauty. My wife, Susan, is such a woman. They are egoistic and great self-conscious people in regard to their societal position, always wanting to be on top, but they are loving and kind. It's a great name to name a cute little girl. She will grow to be a respectable record for all her life.
ekisa  10/7/2006
Susan Lynch is an actress form Belfast, she was in MickeyBo and Me.
ClaireCFC  10/18/2006
Susan is nice, it sounds soft, subtle and demure.
lindamaree  10/26/2006
I love it! If I ever have a little girl, I will name her Susan and call her Susie when she is little.
tncampbell  11/8/2006
There are authors named Susan Andersen and Susan R Sloan.
― Anonymous User  11/28/2006
Well, my name is Susan and I have always liked it. I have been nicknamed Susie, SuzyQ, and at times people call me Sue. Which I don't care for. It seems like it is usually people in the business world who call me Sue. All I can say I like my name. : ) I did not know that many people hated it.
― Anonymous User  1/18/2007
The American actress and model Susan Ward.
iva_toneva  1/25/2007
Susan is the name of the Doctor's granddaughter and first companion in the TV show "Doctor Who" (1963).
WCSAngel  2/6/2007
Second sister's name is Susan, and to me it's always made me think smart, and quiet, but it might be because that's the sister's personality.
poncho264  3/22/2007
I really just don't like this name. It might relate to the fact that I knew a Susan in elementary school I didn't like much, but I don't think that's all of it. I like Susannah, and additionally the originally Hebrew Shoshahnah are so much lovelier.
― Anonymous User  3/30/2007
Most people I've met or heard of with this name are grownups. Susan is not popular anymore, and it is most often given as an independent name. It is more popular than the original form Susanna. Susan still is on the Top 1000 names for girls, but it is much less popular as it once was back then. Sue and Susie are common nicknames.
CharlieRob  5/6/2007
It's my name and I've never liked it. What makes it worse is that my last names starts with a Q. Therefore I was always teased and called Susie Q. Please if you are reading this don't name your daughter Susan.
that_chick  5/20/2007
Who can forget Terry Pratchett's character Susan Sto Helit?
glorfindel4ever  6/13/2007
Susan G. Koman, the namesake of the Susan G. Koman Breast Cancer Foundation, which was founded by her sister after her death.
Hailey2006  7/12/2007
I'm a Susan who was born late in '79. So I was the only Susan 99% of the time which was nice. I haven't always been the biggest fan of my name and I don't think I would have chosen it for myself, however it could be much worse! I've always been a "Suzi~Q", and I hate Susie and absolutely refuse to answer to Sue! I use the Q for all the cute initial things like keychains and such. Anyway, overall I like my name and I love the lily or lily of the valley meaning. :)
ZoryaLily  7/29/2007
Actress Sigourney Weaver's real name is Susan Weaver.
emc  8/2/2007
I was named after Susan Hayward who was my mom's favorite actress. I didn't like my name when I was younger, but eventually grew into it. Now I love my name. Susie is okay, but Sue doesn't work at all: fingernails on a chalkboard.
susan11  8/13/2007
Susan is Hebrew for LILY. So, Lillian means (OH) SUSANNAH!
jaydubyo  10/5/2007
I love the name Susan because I immediately think of the adorable Natalie Wood as a child when she played the little girl named Susan in the classic 1947 movie "Miracle on 34th Street."
― Anonymous User  11/16/2007
A famous fictional bearer is Susan Mayer, the character of "Desperate Housewives" played by Teri Hatcher.
lady murasaki  12/14/2007
Susan "The Invisible Woman" Storm, a Marvel comics character and member of the Fantastic Four.
FMRadio  12/29/2007
Not a person, but a kind of flower is called a Black-Eyed Susan. It's very pretty, kind of like a little sunflower/daisy.
Swallowtail  2/9/2008
Susan Schulz is a magazine editor and was once the assistant editor of Good Houskeeping. She is was a deputy editor of CosmoGIRL! in 2000, but then became editor in chief in 2003. She is also included in the new book In Their Shoes by the author Deborah Reber.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
Another famous bearer is Susan Feniger. She is a chef and is included in the new book: In Their Shoes, just as Susan Schulz is.
Patricia Underwood  3/7/2008
A famous bearer is American soap opera actress Susan Lucci (born December 23, 1946). She came to prominence for her role as Erica Kane on "All My Children", a role she originated from the series' premiere in 1970. She's been described as "Daytime's Leading Lady". She won a Daytime Emmy Award in 1999 for portraying Erica Kane, her 19th nomination for the role. Her large number of nominations without winning has been the subject of much parody.
AndrewJKD  3/9/2008
An early epistolary novella of Jane Austen's, published posthumously, centres around Lady Susan Vernon - a beautiful and intelligent, but self-serving and manipulative widow, who schemes to arrange advantageous marriages for herself and her daughter.
Tytan  3/11/2008
My name is Susan so that's probably why I LOVE this name ;)

I think it's a great name to grow up with. Much more versatile than popular names like the cutesy Kayley. Susan can be cute with the nickname Suzy, yet still be professional when needed.
― Anonymous User  3/20/2008
People often mispronounce my name, Susanne, as "Susan." That's why I don't particularly care for it.
― Anonymous User  3/23/2008
Susan Baker is Gilbert and Anne Blythe's hired hand in the later 'Anne of Green Gables' books. She is rather opinionated, and she calls Anne "Mrs. Doctor Dear."
Eruanna_Meldiriel  5/26/2008
A notable bearer is American singer/actress Susan Egan (born February 18, 1970). She's well-known for her work on the Broadway stage, including originating the role of Belle in "Beauty and the Beast" in 1994, receiving a Tony nomination, Sally Bowles in "Cabaret" in 1999-2000 and 2003-2004, and Millie Dillmount in "Thoroughly Modern Millie" in 2004, serving as the last person to portray the character.
AndrewJKD  8/6/2008
This name seems quite old fashioned, but youthful at the same time. At least it's not a hideous elderly name, like Bertha or Gertrude.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2008
The name was quite overused in the 50s and 60s, my mother meets someone with her name wherever she goes, but I think it could be time for a comeback. It is simple yet pretty and the nicknames "Susie" and "Sue" allow for a lot of versatile use.
upon_her_eyes  1/27/2009
Susan is my middle name. It's pretty, but very house-wife sounding to me.
MoonAgeDaydreamer  5/23/2009
Susan Boyle, a contestant on "Britain's Got Talent" who became a web sensation.
bpheit  5/30/2009
My mom's name is Susan. I don't think it sounds like a kid name though. I don't think I'd want to grow up with the name Susan.
aprilpointblank  7/19/2009
Susan Sto Helit or Susan Death is a character in the Discworld Series. She is the adoptive granddaughter of Death (Anthropomorphic Personification with a capital "D")
Milena Scialfa  10/26/2009
I think Susan works for any age. I normally don't like names that are common and simple but this is an exception.
Milena Scialfa  12/31/2009
Susan is just too boring and not pretty sounding, I don't know how it is more popular than the name Suzanne.
― Anonymous User  1/24/2010
I absolutely hate Susannah/Suzanne etc. But Susan is one of my favourite names. If I were called Susan, I wouldn't want it to be shortened to something hideous like Susie or Suzie though.
― Anonymous User  6/18/2010
My mother's name is Susan and so is my best friend's mother and also about a million other people I know. Most older. I'm not really fond of this name, it's too plain for me. And also too popular.
GothicScarlett  7/7/2010
Susan "Sadie" Atkins was a member of the Manson Family.
Sophannagh  9/21/2010
I like the name Susan it sounds soft but striking at the same time, Susan is quite a common name for adults, the reason I think that is because I know a lot of Susans. But what I find is no young girls are called Susan... It would be nice to hear "my new baby, she is called Susan".
Amy98  10/9/2010
I think the name Susan is ok. It's classic, but not really pretty.
Chrila96  10/26/2010
Madonna plays Susan in the movie 'Desperately Seeking Susan'.
― Anonymous User  10/28/2010
Everyone I've ever known well, who had any form of the name Susan, was a very structured, left-brained person who really liked rules and control in some way. I see this also in how "realistic" and "unimaginative" the character Susan Pevensie is in the Narnia books. This is probably why I've never really liked this name - even though in isolation, Susan doesn't strike me as a name that would have to be like that.
kkgnoise  2/2/2011
Susan Olsen played Cindy Brady on the Brady Bunch. She is an active animal welfare advocate and currently lives Los Angeles with her son Michael.
Christina Rose  5/6/2011
This name has quite a warm and friendly feel to it, especially with the z sound in the middle.
― Anonymous User  7/26/2011
Susan Delfino is one of the main characters on the series Desperate Housewives.
Ryry1996  2/17/2012
Whenever I think of this name, I personally think of Susan Alexander, the second wife of Charles Foster Kane in Orson Welles' film, "Citizen Kane". It's one of my favorite films, so that might be why I think of her. Her character is initially quite interested in Mr. Kane, but with time, she grows to be very frustrated with him.
spaz123  6/15/2012
Very easy to say, yet still elegant and timeless. My aunt has this name.
EstherTester  1/19/2013
Susan is one half of Galt Aureus (an indie rock band).
AnastasiaE  8/31/2013
I'm actually the youngest person I know with "Susan" as a name (I'm 17). Although I like to make jokes with my friends about how old fashioned it is, I do rather like it. It's refreshing in some ways to have a name that isn't shared by five or so other girls that I know. I also find its variants pretty interesting; my mother jokingly calls me "Zusca" on occasion. So yeah, as a young-ish person with this name, it's very likeable.
― Anonymous User  3/22/2014
Also means "the person who does not speak" in Turkish.
EUPHOORIA  5/17/2014
I think Suzanne sounds prettier than Susan. For someone named Susan I'd think Susie sounds prettier than the full name.
nametoad  6/28/2014
I was born in '63 and only knew three other Susans growing up. One was a year younger, and the other two were a couple of years older. I love my name although I DID try to get creative with the spelling when I was a pre-teen. There have only been two people to call me Suzy on a regular basis, and one former co-worker tended to call me Sue. That's my mom's name though, so that's not usually an issue.

I now have a student on my dance line named Susan. She is a lot like me, only a much better artist! I can't speak for all Susans, but the two of us are compassionate, giving, and creative people and natural leaders.

Personally, I love my name!
― Anonymous User  7/8/2014
Susan "Mandark" Astronomonov, a character in Dexter's Laboratory.
― Anonymous User  9/7/2014
Susan is a cute name for a young girl. It sounds quite sweet, natural and down-to-earth. The longer forms aren't near as pretty in my opinion: Susannah and so on are just hopelessly old-fashioned and not in a lovely, antique way. Just don't ruin this name by reducing it to Sooz. The best nickname I've ever heard for it is Sunny, on a child. :)
tassie  10/24/2014
Susan Eloise "S.E." Hinton is an American writer. She is best known for her novel "The Outsiders."
hkols  11/2/2014
I was born in 1959 and my name was a very popular name back then. Our school was full of Susans and Debbies it seemed. As a result, I really didn't care for my name and shortened it to Sue when I got older. I received my share of Susie Q's and Lazy Susan's from my parents when I refused to clean my room. Lol I know many people today who think Susan is a pretty name, but I think of it as overly common and rather bland. It is not a name I would have chosen for myself.
Sueh  12/19/2014
This name (Susan) is really dated. Surprised it's still in the top 1000's.
― Anonymous User  12/19/2014
I was born in 1981 and growing up there were quite a few other Susans. Definitely don't see it as much now. I really dislike the nicknames Susie or Susie-Q. A few family members call me Suz which I don't mind as much.
― Anonymous User  2/22/2015
This is my actual first name. I was born in 1965 so when I was a child/teenager this was a very common name for my peer group. This was an inconvenience! I now have a better appreciation of the name since it is short, familiar and easy to spell!
Susyhome  7/30/2015
My name is Susan. I love my name. I do not like Suzy or Suzanne. I would really like to see Susan gain in popularity again. It is a pretty name and works well in business or informally as well.
Sombrero_Sue  8/8/2015
My sweet daughter, who just turned 11, is named Susan. She is named in memory of my mother, Susan, who died 13 years ago. My mother, in turn, was also named after her father's mother, Susan. About 5 years ago, we met another child named Susan and just this summer there was a child in my daughter's cabin at sleepaway camp named Susan. The girls couldn't believe it when they met each other. My mother was never called by a nickname and 99% of our friends/acquaintances call my daughter Susan. A few of her closest friends call her Susie and she had a teacher who called her Susie Q, which she absolutely loved.
Reallyfive  8/20/2015
My name is Susan and I love my name... I honestly do not like Suzanne, Susanna, etc.. I do not like being called Sue or Suzi... Susan is a professional name. Yes, I also have a middle name that goes great with my first name Susan Rene'e (accent over the e). I would love to see my name come back and I am in my early 40's and I was the only Susan in my class which was nice. I now work with at least 10 Susan's. I am also called Sues and I do like that.

Oh, don't forget a very famous person whose name was Susan --Susan B Anthony.
Suevans  8/21/2015
I am Susan and have always liked my name. When I was little I was given a children's book called "I'm Suzy" and was thrilled that the pretty little girl had my name too. My Mum sometimes calls me Susie, two special friends call me Susie and Susie Q. Here is some advice... never assume a Susan wants to be called Sue, especially when she has been introduced as Susan. I find that very irritating as it has never been my name but equally find it awkward correcting people. I don't know why. I am simply not a Sue and feel better for saying that here.
MrsP  9/3/2015
My parents named me after a nurse that helped my mother give birth. They liked how her name sounded.

Personally, I don't think the name "Susan" suits me. I find it kinda plain. I've met other Susan's and to be honest, they're quite plain and average looking. Most of them are old women who are in their 40s. But to be fair, I've met one really pretty young girl named Susan. Not to mention me; I'm very attractive! Hahaha! It's a great business name though.

I get called other variations of Susan. For example, Susie, Susanna, Sue, and some other stuff. I don't hate my name but it's pretty meh. If I could change my name, I would choose Natalie or Maria. Those names would suit me better.
qools  12/1/2015
I really don't like how this name sounds. I have never met anybody under the age of 40 named Susan, and although they exist, I don't really think it suits any other age group.
actingfun  12/12/2015
My name is Susan and I am 14 years old and I am the only young person that I know of with that name. All the people I have meant named Susan are all really old. I think that it sounds nice though, and I like being original.
― Anonymous User  2/19/2016
Susan is one of the prettiest names. I'm pregnant with my second child and planning to name her Susan. I favour the name Susan.
― Anonymous User  5/2/2016
My name is Susan (born 1951) and I was named after my grandmother who was born in the early 1900's which would have been rare back then. I live in New Zealand and am surrounded by Susan's or Sue's. I was always called Susan growing up, but have been called Sue since my late teens. The name Susan was really popular back in the 1950's in NZ and I hope one day that the name Susan has a revival. I'm proud of my name... I love it!
― Anonymous User  6/3/2016
My name is Susan, born in 1960. I grew up in the Seattle area, and there were so many Susans in my school that we all had to agree to be given nicknames. Otherwise the faculty, other kids, and parents were likely to be confused. Names were doled out like Susie, Sue (which my family called me), Suze, and so forth. The name that fell to me was Sue J. (an abbreviation of my first name and initial of my surname). "Sue J." when combined with my three letter monogram (SEJ) quickly became "Sage" or "Sager". That's what I was called, only because there were SO many Susans it was impossible to deal with the situation without letting a wide range of nicknames/alternative names to be used. One of my classmates who was also named Susan got her name shortened to Sue R. Her nickname, sadly enough, became "Sewer". That was how bad it was to be named Susan in the western US in the early 60s. There were dozens and dozens of us at my grade school. It felt like a burden, a devaluation, and we all felt kind of demoted to "generic" status. It wasn't good. There were far more Susans than Marys, even! I had three Susans at my grade school bus stop! I always felt just awful about having this name.

The sound of it was also very unappealing. It's a "clunky" name, that has no music, no rhythm, no "spark". I never liked it. And I still don't.

As an adult in my early professional career, in the UK, I was called "Susan" as it was considered more dignified than "Sue" or "Susie". I just accepted it, although I didn't like it. When I eventually moved to Asia in 1995, the version of my name that people here gravitated toward was simply "Susi". It is a name that's well-known and rather common in parts of Asia. So I accepted that version of my name, and I've been very happy with it ever since.

However, to be perfectly honest, I wish I'd been given a more beautiful name from the beginning. One from my family, perhaps, or one that simply came as an inspiration to my parents. I'm still sad that a beautiful old family name wasn't chosen. Women's names in my family tree include: Storm, Evelyn, Elizabeth, Augusta, Helen, and many more. But nobody in my family was ever named "Susan" until I was. Bummer.

BTW, my father wanted me to be named Heather. That would have been immeasurably better than Susan. But my mother prevailed, and "Susan" was inscribed on my Birth Certificate. (*sigh*)

My favorite name for a girl is Charlotte. I'd have been a fine Charlotte. Oh well... you have to work with the material that you're given. I do my best.
macantidur  6/12/2016
Susan is a nice girl's name (I wouldn't call a boy Susan). I also like Sue and Suzie. I don't know many Susan's over the age of 40 so it might be going out of fashion, but I hope it returns to popularity.
Mr.Cheese  6/16/2016
My mom's name :) I love this name not only because of her, but because I think it's pretty and simple.
firestar11  7/24/2016
I don't like the spelling. I like Suzanne, Suzann, or even Susanne. Some nicknames are Sue, Suzy, Ann, Annie and Zani (The last three letters... kind of... maybe...?) anyway, with any variations I still don't particularly like it but have grown to because of the author of The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins.
Sania01  7/28/2016
Although many might considered this name to be dated and more fitting on an older woman, I actually think Susan is quite cute and could work on a younger person. Susan with the nickname Susie or even Ann\Anne or Annie.
Susan is much, much better than yucky "Sue" in my opinion.
― Anonymous User  9/17/2016
Peaceful lily of union with Susa during the Persian Empire.
Urbanflower  12/5/2016
My middle name is Susan. I turn 30 next year and go by my middle name. As a child my family called me by my first (Jo) and middle name combined. My mother's mother nearly named my mother my two names but named her Jo Karen instead. I never much liked the combination for myself, but it was my name. I prefer Susan over Susanah or other derivatives such as Susie, but I don't mind Suz (Sūz).
In public, I'm serious and keep to myself. In private, I'm fun and easy going. I'm structured, yet creative. I always have a craft I'm working on and a plan of action for my goals. (Sculptures, painting, writing, crocheting, gardening, etc. I have many hobbies :)) I love to joke and laugh, but I cannot stand obnoxious people.
Some day when I have children, I plan to give them JS initials, as my husband and I have the same initials. :) Married 11 years this month.
― Anonymous User  12/21/2016
Susan Bernard is an American author, actress, model and businesswoman from Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of photographer Bruno Bernard. Susan Bernard is the author of six books, including Marilyn: Intimate Exposures, Bernard of Hollywood's Ultimate Pin-Up Book and Joyous Motherhood. She is the president of Bernard of Hollywood/Renaissance Road Incorporated.
cutenose  1/17/2017
I was born in 1957, and my name is Susan. I was named after the song, "Wake up Little Susie, Wake Up." I went by the name Susie until I moved to a new high school in my Junior year, when I changed to Susan. Only my immediate family and my husband's family calls me Susie. My father used to call me Sue to irritate me, which I didn't like. Funny thing, my boss calls me "Q" sometimes. I like my name, and would like to see it come back in style.
SueSee  2/22/2017
Susan Oliver was an American actress, television director and aviator. Susan Oliver was born Charlotte Gercke, the daughter of George Gercke, journalist, and Ruth Hale Oliver, an astrology practitioner, in New York City in 1932. Her father was a political reporter and journalist for the New York World. Her parents divorced when she was still a child. In June 1949, Oliver joined her mother in Southern California, where Ruth was in the process of becoming a well known Hollywood astrologer. Oliver made a decision to embark upon a career as an actress and chose the stage name Susan Oliver.
cutenose  5/30/2017
Susan Stafford is an American former model, actress and television host. She was the original hostess of the American game show Wheel of Fortune from January 6, 1975 until she left on October 22, 1982. She returned briefly to Wheel of Fortune in 1986 to substitute for Vanna White.
cutenose  5/30/2017
The name Susan was given to 296 girls born in the US in 2016.
More than 99.9 percent of people with the first name Susan are female.
― Anonymous User  6/6/2017
Susan Scott "Scottie" Thompson is an American film, television and stage actress. Thompson grew up in Richmond, Virginia, where she attended Collegiate School. From an early age she began learning ballet, jazz and modern dance. She danced with the Richmond Ballet for many years, took a year off after graduating to dance with the company, and then went on to study for a degree in Performance Studies and Literature at Harvard University. Thompson started dancing with the Harvard Ballet Company and acted in many theater productions. She was the publicity manager for the Hasty Pudding Theatricals in 2003, worked for Let's Go Travel Guides, and was credited as associate editor for the travel book Let's Go: Vietnam. Thompson graduated in 2005 with a bachelor's degree in Performance Studies and Literature, focusing on French and Postcolonial works.
cutenose  6/11/2017
Susan Polgar is a Hungarian-born American chess Grandmaster. She is famous for having been a child prodigy at chess, for being a pioneer for women in chess, and for being an advocate for chess in education. She is an Olympic and World chess champion, a chess teacher, coach, writer and promoter and the head of the Susan Polgar Institute for Chess Excellence at Webster University as well as the head coach for the 2011 and 2012 National Championship college chess teams at Texas Tech University and the 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 Final Fours of College Chess, also known as the President's Cup. National Championship teams at Webster University. She is the oldest of the famous "Polgár sisters": Zsuzsa, Zsófia, and Judit. She was the first woman to earn the grandmaster title through tournament play, and is credited with breaking a number of gender barriers in chess.
cutenose  6/26/2017
It kinda sounds oldish and mature.
Phoenix Gemstone  6/27/2017
Susan K. Mashiko is a retired United States Air Force major general who served as the Deputy Director, National Reconnaissance Office, Chantilly, Virginia. Her responsibilities include assisting the director and principal deputy director in managing the strategic and tactical operations of the NRO. Also, as the commander, Air Force Space Command Element, she manages all air force personnel and resources assigned to the NRO and serves as the senior adviser to the DNRO on all military matters. Mashiko is the first Japanese American woman to be promoted to flag rank.
lilolaf  6/28/2017
My name is Susan, and I've always liked it. There is this TV show, Call the Midwife, about midwives in the early 1960s. I love this show! In one episode a woman gave birth to a baby who had deformed arms and legs--she was very sad and upset, of course. She decided to name her baby Susan because, she said, her daughter would have a difficult enough life already. She reasoned that Susan was a simple name that everyone knows. I thought that was amusing. Susan is a "you can't go wrong" kind of name, like Laura or Elizabeth.

The name is smart, assertive, and feminine. Someday Jennifer, Ashley, Emily, Olivia, etc. Will be old lady names and Susan will make a comeback!
BoomerBloomer  7/5/2017
I love this name because it is my mother's name. It has fallen out of popularity over the past few decades, but it could make a comeback in the near future as some of the older names from the early 20th century have.
― Anonymous User  7/11/2017
I don't mind Susan as an adult, though I wanted to change my name as a child - I sometimes felt like a number. There were three of us in the same grade through primary school, and a couple ahead of us a year or so. The early 60s was riddled with the name Susan. I ended up with Susan (yay), as for the other two along side of me, one was Sue, and the other one was Susie. My name was given to me as a memorial to my mom's best friend who mis-carried her Susan a couple years prior. In researching my lineage - there might have been a Susan as a nick name, and not sure of any real Susan before me in my own family.

I can't stand being addressed as Sue. This single syllable name just doesn't seem to carry much lilt, music, or convey much emotion. You might as well call me key, bolt, lock, or pen.

My chosen nickname is Susie, probably from my childhood happy memories with my dad. Work is always Susan.

And finally... it took me 42 years to figure this one out... sUSAn how cool is THAT!
USA - my country right in the middle of my very own name.
susiefreckleface  9/30/2017
I'm a Susan, born in 1963 so I went to elementary school with a couple of Susans. I always loved my name and my mom made sure I knew my name wasn't Sue or Susie (not that there's anything wrong with those names, they just weren't mine). The Susans I knew were funny, kind, smart, and well loved so I never had any bad experiences with a Susan that was unpleasant. After graduating high school I only knew one new Susan and she was awesome. It's nice having a name not everyone has and it would be cool to have it come around again in my lifetime. Thank you to the Susan who posted last and pointed out the USA in Susan! I love it and am proud to be born and raised here!
Sgrand  10/12/2017
Susan Wainwright from Sunset Valley. Usually in my stories, her birth name is Susanna Amanda Bronte, with Susan (or even shorter, "Su") being an anglicization of the name, and Wainwright being her husband's (Boyd Allen Wainwright) surname. Nicknames for Boyd Wainwright himself are usually Bo or Boydikins.

I can see someone named Susan being nicknamed Usa but it would be pronounced OO-sah, like the Japanese town.
Gaia Nicolosi  10/17/2017
It cries out 'boring' for me.
― Anonymous User  10/24/2017
It sounds very old ladyish to me, like a grandma. But maybe not that old, maybe around a 40 year old woman? I love Susannah though.
XironDarkstar  12/11/2017
When I hear the name Susan I think of a llama.
susanthellama  1/26/2018
Susan is Martha and Dickon's mother, a character in The Secret Garden.
Kitandkat  3/24/2018
I’m nearly 40, and I am the only person I’ve ever known in my age group named Susan. Even friend of friends. When people say it reminds them of someone older, we’re talking 70 years old not 40. Just to be clear.
Is there any other name that spiked in popularity (like Susan in the 50’s) only to be completely discarded by the next generation?! I can’t think of one. Weird.
I’ve always hated my name. It doesn’t suit me. It’s dated, but without the cutesy antique factor. I don’t like the way it sounds. It’s not even bland like Sarah, which would at least be neutral. I should have just changed it when I was in high school, but I didn’t want to seem “affected” like some of the others girls who were changing their names. I’m glad other people have positive associations with this name. I hope my kids feel that way too, but those positive associations probably won’t translate to others. Just don’t name your newborn Susan. Trust me. It’s not a name they will cherish. Please let this one die.
― Anonymous User  4/10/2018

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