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1.1m
in the U.S.
since 1880

Susan

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Hebrew
  • Meaning: Lily
  • #33 All Time
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219k Suzanne (French)
18k Susanna (Hebrew)
7k Susannah (Hebrew)
< 1k Susane (French)

How popular is the name "Susan" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 286 286 0 #80 girl name
1881 292 292 0 #79 girl name
1882 326 326 0 #79 girl name
1883 322 322 0 #85 girl name
1884 326 326 0 #94 girl name
1885 302 302 0 #100 girl name
1886 323 323 0
1887 335 335 0 #99 girl name
1888 363 363 0
1889 356 356 0
1890 354 354 0
1891 370 370 0
1892 366 366 0
1893 356 356 0
1894 357 357 0
1895 393 393 0
1896 343 343 0
1897 346 341 5
1898 382 382 0
1899 350 350 0
1900 411 411 0
1901 342 342 0
1902 335 335 0
1903 305 305 0
1904 324 324 0
1905 321 321 0
1906 327 327 0
1907 355 355 0
1908 350 350 0
1909 380 380 0
1910 395 395 0
1911 459 459 0
1912 522 522 0
1913 543 543 0
1914 661 661 0
1915 822 817 5
1916 844 844 0
1917 837 837 0
1918 912 912 0
1919 824 824 0
1920 851 851 0
1921 846 846 0
1922 795 795 0
1923 812 812 0
1924 832 832 0
1925 862 862 0
1926 854 854 0
1927 876 870 6
1928 812 812 0
1929 875 875 0
1930 1,003 1,003 0
1931 1,005 1,005 0
1932 1,236 1,227 9
1933 1,269 1,264 5
1934 1,501 1,492 9
1935 1,806 1,801 5
1936 2,167 2,155 12
1937 2,653 2,643 10 #97 girl name
1938 3,570 3,554 16 #72 girl name
1939 4,906 4,886 20 #44 girl name
1940 6,784 6,757 27 #36 girl name
1941 8,926 8,887 39 #27 girl name
1942 12,068 12,014 54 #21 girl name
1943 14,936 14,886 50 #18 girl name
1944 16,384 16,329 55 #13 girl name
1945 19,278 19,223 55 #10 girl name
1946 28,327 28,268 59 #8 girl name
1947 32,016 31,952 64 #8 girl name
1948 36,036 35,980 56 #5 girl name
1949 37,760 37,708 52 #5 girl name
1950 38,079 38,022 57 #5 girl name
1951 40,251 40,207 44 #6 girl name
1952 41,402 41,346 56 #5 girl name
1953 44,340 44,269 71 #5 girl name
1954 47,226 47,160 66 #5 girl name
1955 47,456 47,391 65 #5 girl name
1956 46,622 46,555 67 #5 girl name
1957 46,042 45,945 97 #2 girl name
1958 45,258 45,170 88 #2 girl name
1959 41,693 41,606 87 #2 girl name
1960 39,282 39,201 81 #2 girl name
1961 37,608 37,521 87 #3 girl name
1962 35,835 35,749 86 #3 girl name
1963 34,073 33,993 80 #3 girl name
1964 31,600 31,516 84 #3 girl name
1965 26,387 26,333 54 #5 girl name
1966 23,837 23,770 67 #6 girl name
1967 22,323 22,259 64 #5 girl name
1968 19,564 19,507 57 #10 girl name
1969 17,861 17,811 50 #11 girl name
1970 15,793 15,741 52 #15 girl name
1971 13,823 13,778 45 #17 girl name
1972 10,619 10,575 44 #24 girl name
1973 9,321 9,290 31 #25 girl name
1974 8,511 8,475 36 #27 girl name
1975 7,522 7,490 32 #32 girl name
1976 6,429 6,409 20 #40 girl name
1977 5,972 5,954 18 #45 girl name
1978 5,439 5,418 21 #49 girl name
1979 5,222 5,199 23 #51 girl name
1980 4,721 4,702 19 #63 girl name
1981 4,261 4,246 15 #71 girl name
1982 3,979 3,962 17 #76 girl name
1983 3,366 3,352 14 #86 girl name
1984 3,129 3,114 15 #90 girl name
1985 2,678 2,660 18
1986 2,406 2,389 17
1987 2,259 2,248 11
1988 2,076 2,060 16
1989 1,815 1,800 15
1990 1,698 1,685 13
1991 1,477 1,477 0
1992 1,378 1,371 7
1993 1,208 1,200 8
1994 1,023 1,023 0
1995 888 888 0
1996 958 958 0
1997 798 798 0
1998 749 749 0
1999 699 699 0
2000 680 680 0
2001 628 628 0
2002 601 601 0
2003 566 566 0
2004 529 522 7
2005 479 479 0
2006 487 487 0
2007 460 460 0
2008 421 421 0
2009 374 374 0
2010 351 351 0
2011 353 353 0
2012 321 321 0
2013 314 314 0
2014 326 321 5

Want to know about the populiarty of Susan? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,123,009 babies born with the name Susan in the United States. That's more than enough Susans to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given to 286 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Susan" was in 1955 with a total of 47,391 babies. (That's a lot of baby Susans)

According to the 1945 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Susan" ranks #11 in popularity as a baby girl's name in Michigan. Imagine that, 1,010 babies in Michigan have the same name as you in 1945. Across the entire United States a total of 19,278 babies also bear the same first name during the same year. OMG! It's tough being a popular person isn't it?

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Where is the name Susan popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Susan in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the south west? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Susan" mean? The list below shows the origins of Susan as well as things modernly associated with the name Susan such as celebrities named Susan.

Hebrew

Origin and Meaning of Susan

The name "Susan" is of Hebrew origin, and it means "Lily". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Sigourney Weaver

Sigourney Weaver is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1976 to present. Sigourney was born in 1949 as Susan Alexandra Weaver in Manhattan, New YorkNew York, U.S.

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Susan Sarandon

Susan Sarandon is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to present. Susan was born in 1946 as Susan Abigail Tomalin in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, U.S.

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Suzi Quatro

Suzi Quatro is a singer-songwriter, bass player, record producer, and actor specializing in rock, hard rock, female cock-rock, and pop rock music with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1964 to present. Suzi was born in 1950 as Susan Kay Quatro.

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Stockard Channing

Stockard Channing is an actress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1969 to present. Stockard was born in 1944 as Susan Antonia Williams Stockard in New York City, New York, U.S.

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Susan Lucci

Susan Lucci is an actress, television host, entrepreneur, and author with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1969 to present. Susan was born in 1949 as Susan Victoria Lucci in Scarsdale, New York, U.S.

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Susan Dey

Susan Dey is a modelactress with the most prominent portion of her career being from 1970 to 2004. Susan was born in 1952 as Susan Hallock Dey in Pekin, Illinois, United States.

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Alternative Meanings

S is for select, as few are chosen.

U is for unite, you bring people together.

S is for self respect, a solid score here.

A is for advantage, for you are blessed with many.

N is for neatness, your orderly way.

Your name in reverse order is "Nasus". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Nssau". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Susan born Jun 11, 1952

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Southern Africa approximately on 1825. Your profession was medicine man, surgeon, and herbalist.

As a ruthless character, you carefully weighed your decisions in critical situations, with excellent self-control and strong will. Generally liked, but not always loved. Your lesson - to study, to practice and to use wisdom, enclosed in psychological sciences, and in ancient manuscripts. With strong faith and hard work you will reach your real destiny in present life.

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