User comments for Susanna

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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
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
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
This is also the Catalonian form of the name. [noted -ed]
arrowhead909  11/9/2017
Beautiful name I do hope it gets used more in English speaking countries :-)
Goldcrown  10/5/2017
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
Susanna is the real name of Susie Carmichael from the cartoon Rugrats.
Buneary  7/6/2016
The name Susanna was given to 190 girls born in the US in 2015.
HerculePoirot  6/14/2016
In South Africa an uncommon nickname derived from the name Susanna is: Suna.
Anna D  9/15/2015
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
Susanna is a really, really pretty name! :D.
― Anonymous User  5/3/2015
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
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
Arabic version is سوسن "səwsən". [noted -ed]
Nesreen  7/20/2013
The name Susanna was given to 183 baby girls born in the US in 2012.
Oohvintage  7/17/2013
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
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
Susana is no Italian variant. The only Italian form is Susanna, pronounced "soo-ZAHNN-nah". [noted -ed]
presentperfect  8/12/2011
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
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
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
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
Related name: Sawsan (Arabic) cognate with the Hebrew meaning of lily.
Abu Rashid  12/25/2009
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
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
The Italian pronunciation is soo-ZAHNN-nah.
presentperfect  12/19/2008
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
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
Lovely name, isn't it? It's my English name when I'm having an English lesson. So classy.
reina  5/8/2008
I love this name. It's very classy sounding. It's also my name and my great great grandmothers.
susanna888  4/12/2008
Pronounced "soo-ZAHN-a".
Maggie_Simpson  3/29/2008
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
Susanna Parish is a major character in Clive Barker's novel Weaveworld.
― Anonymous User  5/5/2007
Wonderful. So soft and lovely. Susie is a cute name for a little girl, too.
― Anonymous User  4/2/2007
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
In the ancient Egyptian language, sšn (seshen) means "lotus". [noted -ed]
Shiruban  10/17/2006
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
Very pretty name, am a bit surprised it isn't used more right now with the popularity of Anna.
― Anonymous User  7/14/2006
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
Susanna was the daughter of William Shakespeare. His wife was Anne Hathaway. (not joking!)
― Anonymous User  5/22/2006
Oh Susanna, oh don't you cry for me, I'm goin' to California with my washpan on my knee :)!
websurfer  3/14/2006
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
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
A famous bearer of the name is Lady Susanna Walton, widow of the British composer Sir William Walton.
Laleroc  7/5/2005
Personal impression: very kind-hearted.
susan_sweet_pea  6/15/2005
I can't hear this name without thinking of the song 'O Susanna'.
doodlebug  5/29/2005
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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