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Of Hebrew origin.

From the name “Σουσάννα” (Soussanna), which was the 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.

Other forms of the name are Susanna, Susannah, Suzanne, Suzy, Zanna, Suzette, Suzana, Susanne, Sanna, Sanni, Sue.

Susan was ranked #922 in the 2016 U.S.A. popularity list. It was a very popular name in the U.S.A. until the 1970’s, ranked in the top-30 from 1941 until 1974.

Famous bearers are Susan Sarandon, Susan Sontag, Susan Hayward, Susan Boyle, Susan Flannery, Susan Ward, Susan Blakely, Susan Tedeschi, Susan Dey.

American actress Susan Sarandon is one of Hollywood’s most popular female stars, and have played a huge variety of roles during her long and successful career.

She has been nominated more than 50 times for significant acting awards.

She won an Academy Award in 1995 for her role in “Dead Man Walking”, a Bafta Award for 1994’s “The Client” and several Film Festival and Critics Awards.