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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:
http://www.nordicnames.de/Aussprache.html.
-- _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.
-- Hushpuppy  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.
-- LoveHeartKawaii  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

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