Meaning and Origin of: Susan

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Hebrew : Lily

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English and Dutch : from the female personal name Susanna, Susanne (Middle English), Susanna (Dutch), from Hebrew Shushannah ‘lily’, ‘lily of the valley’.
  • Southern French : from Occitan susan ‘above’, ‘higher’, hence a topographic name for someone living at the top end of a village or on the side of a valley.
  • Jewish (Sephardic) : from the male personal name Susan, a derivative of Arabic susan ‘lily’.

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