Of Hebrew origin.
Greek form of the Hebrew name “Shosannah”, deriving from the Hebrew word “shoshan”, meaning lily.
In the Old Testament, Susanna was a woman falsely accused of promiscuity. She was arrested and was about to be put to death when prophet Daniel interrupted the proceedings and cleared her name.
The most common spelling of the name is Susan.
Other forms of the name are Susannah, Suzanne, Suzy, Zanna, Suzette, Suzana, Susanne, Sanna, Sanni, Sue.
The name Susanna was in the top-1000 of the U.S.A. popularity list until 1997.