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I love it! It's a reasonable size, but not too long, and it can fit for so many ages. I've thought of some nicknames like Anna, Susie/Suzie, or Sue. It's a favorite, and not unknown, definitely.
mememan28  1/24/2018
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I also wonder if Susanna could not mean Sús-Anna - Anna (or Hannah) from Sús, which used to be the capital of Persia? Probably not, as the Anna or Hanna is first mentioned in Bible?
Alarix  12/27/2017
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When I was little, I thought this was an old lady name. But now I LOVE IT! The nicknames Sus and Susie are cute!
Livisnotonfire  12/9/2017
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This is also the Catalonian form of the name. [noted -ed]
arrowhead909  11/9/2017
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Beautiful name I do hope it gets used more in English speaking countries :-)
Goldcrown  10/5/2017
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Susanna is my name, and I love it! As of 2016 I am a young teenager, and I've never met another Susanna my age. I am surprised that it is not more popular, because (yes, I'm biased) it's old-fashioned, which makes it sound classic, yet it is similar to many more modern names, especially "Anna". People are forever spelling it wrong with H's and Z's, but I don't mind. I HATE the nickname Susie, though, so I go by Sue. As for the song "O Susanna", I get occasionally teased about it, but I don't mind as it is usually my older brother. Personally I don't think that you should decide against the name Susanna just because of the song.
― Anonymous User  8/23/2016
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Susanna is the real name of Susie Carmichael from the cartoon Rugrats.
Buneary  7/6/2016
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The name Susanna was given to 190 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
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In South Africa an uncommon nickname derived from the name Susanna is: Suna.
Anna D  9/15/2015
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Wow, I'm surprised this name isn't even on the top 1000! It is very timeless and fitting of a woman of any age!
lilpimpteller  8/4/2015
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Susanna is a really, really pretty name! :D.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2015
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Susanna is a soubrette role in Mozart's Italian opera, Le Nozze Di Figaro or The Marriage of Figaro. Her aria Deh Vieni Non Tardar is very well-known.
― Anonymous User  6/15/2014
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In some versions of ancient Hebrew and hindu texts Susanna (Shoshanna) was a powerful child of Lillith (mother of the demons ) she was thought to bring with her great destruction and power. Although Susanna can also derive from the ancient persian town Susa which was told to be the town where white lilies grew hence the meaning 'gracious lily'.
namegiver101  1/9/2014
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Arabic version is سوسن "səwsən". [noted -ed]
Nesreen  7/20/2013
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The name Susanna was given to 183 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
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I think the name of Syzana or Susana, is best explained in Albanian language. SY or SU - eye and ZANA(SANNA) - fairy. That has meaning as Fairy eyes. Albanian language is oldest language in Europe. Lots of names we use we can be explained in Albanian...
"If you want to discover BC history and science of the time, you have to study Albanian"
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz - philosopher German.
ukk  4/22/2013
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This beautiful name reminds me of sunshine. I find it hard to choose between this and Susannah, wavering from week to week! Both are delectable.
The nickname Sukey, coined in the eighteenth century, is so cute.
Just Jonquil  9/25/2011
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Susana is no Italian variant. The only Italian form is Susanna, pronounced "soo-ZAHNN-nah". [noted -ed]
presentperfect  8/12/2011
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I love this name! (O Susanna, don't you cry for me, for I come from Alabama with my banjo on my knee...) :)
bonjourfrenchfry  7/24/2011
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The name "Susanna" makes me think of a bright spring day with birds singing. I just really love it! (Susannah too) Wish I'd had a second daughter, so I could use this name.
MJH  1/27/2011
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This name is not my favourite as it sounds a like a too dragged out version of Suzanne. Even though Suzanne is my name I'm honestly not biased as I dislike it but compared to Susanna I think I prefer it.
starz26  4/3/2010
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I think this is a lovely, natural name. It might be old-fashioned, but that makes it classic. I don't like Sue or Suze for nicknames though. I would use Sanna or Anna.
Cobweb  12/31/2009
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Related name: Sawsan (Arabic) cognate with the Hebrew meaning of lily.
Abu Rashid  12/25/2009
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Susanna Wesley was the mother of Charles and John Wesley. She was a Godly mother to 10 children and is often known as the "Mother of Methodism". She and Mother Teresa are two wonderful women of Faith who I admire.
Daisy Duke  6/25/2009
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This is a beautiful name with a lovely meaning and history, but I don't think I'd use it for a child because of the song Oh Susanna. The poor girl would just get teased too much.
britto08  1/17/2009
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The Italian pronunciation is soo-ZAHNN-nah.
presentperfect  12/19/2008
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I can't believe that this isn't in the top 1000. It's a gorgeous name. As solid as Susan, but with the added frill of an -anna ending.
SuperstarBear  7/1/2008
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This is my name! I didn't used to like it, but I do now. It wouldn't be my first choice, but I do think it's prettier than "Susan". Growing up, I never met another Susanna, but I did hear the name fairly often in historical records and 18th-19th century literature. It doesn't sound, to me, like a 17-year old's name, so at school I'm almost exclusively called "Sue". In fifth grade ( I think) I added an "h" to my name, but decided after a while to just accept my given name.
susiejean  5/20/2008
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Lovely name, isn't it? It's my English name when I'm having an English lesson. So classy.
reina  5/8/2008
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I love this name. It's very classy sounding. It's also my name and my great great grandmothers.
susanna888  4/12/2008
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Pronounced "soo-ZAHN-a".
Maggie_Simpson  3/29/2008
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Susanna Hoffs was a member of the popular '80's pop group The Bangles, who were best known for their song "Walk Like an Egyptian."
frozen_frogurt  1/26/2008
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Susanna Parish is a major character in Clive Barker's novel Weaveworld.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2007
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Wonderful. So soft and lovely. Susie is a cute name for a little girl, too.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2007
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I think this name is very elegant and stylish plus it's biblical as well but not too heavy or Jewish like Zilpah, etc.
gulie55  2/17/2007
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In the ancient Egyptian language, sšn (seshen) means "lotus". [noted -ed]
Shiruban  10/17/2006
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Susanna appeared on the top 1000 list from the 1880's until 2000. Its most popular year was the 1890's where it ranked 435.
― Anonymous User  9/25/2006
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Very pretty name, am a bit surprised it isn't used more right now with the popularity of Anna.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
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Susanna was the third child of John Adams, the 2nd president of the U.S. She died at age 2.
KtB_DoReMi  7/7/2006
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Susanna was the daughter of William Shakespeare. His wife was Anne Hathaway. (not joking!)
― Anonymous User  5/22/2006
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Oh Susanna, oh don't you cry for me, I'm goin' to California with my washpan on my knee :)!
websurfer  3/14/2006
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Susanna Clarke is the author of the novel "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell".
Sanna is a common pet name in Sweden.
― Anonymous User  12/17/2005
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Susanna Boylston, the mother of the second President of the US, John Adams. Also the name of his daughter who died in infancy.
cath  8/3/2005
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A famous bearer of the name is Lady Susanna Walton, widow of the British composer Sir William Walton.
Laleroc  7/5/2005
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Personal impression: very kind-hearted.
susan_sweet_pea  6/15/2005
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I can't hear this name without thinking of the song 'O Susanna'.
doodlebug  5/29/2005
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Name Susanna is spelled in Slovakia (just like in Czech Republic) ZUZANA. It is a very frequent name and all Zuzanas in Czech Republic and Slovakia celebrate Name Day on 11 August.
― Anonymous User  2/24/2005

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