Susan

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Susan
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/namePersian language, Egyptian language, Hebrew, Greek,
MeaningLily, Rose, Lotus flower
Other names
Related namesSue, Susie, Susannah, Suzanne
Popularitysee popular names

Susan is a feminine given name, from Persian lily flower, from Egyptian sšn and Coptic shoshen meaning lotus flower, from Hebrew Shoshana meaning lily (in modern Hebrew this also means rose and a flower in general), from Greek Sousanna, from Latin Susanna, from Old French Susanne.

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Common nicknames for Susan include:

In other languages[edit]

  • Persian: سوسن‎ (Sousan, Susan) / Tajik: Савсан (Savsan), Tajik: Сӯсан (Sūsan)
  • Arabic: سوسن‎ (Sawsan)
  • Armenian: Շուշան (Šušan)
  • Chinese: 苏珊 (Sushan)
  • Sujan in Korean (수잔)
  • 蘇珊 in Cantonese (Soshan)
  • Suzanne in French
  • Susan in Dutch
  • Susanne in German, Danish and Norwegian
  • Hebrew: שושנהShoshana (often shortened to Hebrew: שוש‎ Shosh, Hebrew: שושי‎ Shoshi)
  • Sosamma in Malayalam
  • Zsuzsanna in Hungarian
  • Susanna in Italian
  • Japanese: スーザン (Sūzan)
  • Susanna, Sanna and Susanne in Swedish
  • Zuzanna or Zane in Latvian
  • Zuzana in Czech and Slovak
  • Zuzanna in Polish
  • Susana in Portuguese, Spanish, along with a newly invented form Azucena (the modern Spanish word for "lily")
  • Susanna in Catalan
  • Suzana in Romanian
  • Susanna in Estonian
  • Сузана in Serbian
  • Susen in Switzerland
  • Сюзанна in Russian
  • Σουζάνα (Souzana) or Σωσσάνα (Sosana) or Σουσάννα (Sousanna) in Greek
  • ܫܘܫܢ or ܫܘܫܢܬ (Shushan or Shushaneh) in Assyrian/Chaldean/Aramaic/Syriac
  • Suzan in Turkish
  • Сусанна in Ukrainian
  • Urdu: کنول
  • Süsən in Azerbaijani
  • ሶስና in Amharic

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