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Gender Female
Word/name Persian language, Hebrew, Greek
Meaning Lily
Other names
Related names Sue, Susie, Susannah, Suzanne
Popularity see popular names

Susan is a feminine given name, from Persian Lily flower, from Old French Susanne, from Latin Susanna, from Greek Sousanna, from Hebrew Shoshanna, roughly equivalent to the name Rose.



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 and 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, Zuzia 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

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