Meaning and Origin of: Savannah

Meaning and Origin of Savannah

Family name origins & meanings

  • Origin Spanish: "flat tropical grassland"

What does Savannah mean and stand for?

The name Savannah is of Spanish origin and means "flat tropical grassland." Savannah is a place name with a deep southern accent.

Syllables: 3

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Savannah is the number fifty-four most popular girls name in the US, according to 2019 Social Security Administration data. It has been consistently popular, only recently falling from the top 50, which it remained in from 2000 to 2018.

However, it is the 33rd most popular name on

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Savannah was at its peak popularity in October 2020.

Savannah gained popularity as Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was set in Savannah, Georgia, became a bestseller. The name became even more popular as it portrayed characters in the novel and movie The Prince of Tides, in the Terry McMillan hit novel and film Waiting to Exhale, and in a 1982 movie called Savannah Smiles.

Where is it Popular?

Savannah was searched for most often in the following states:

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