Savanna

First Name
30k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Savanna

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  • A user from Australia says the name Savanna is of Spanish origin and means "Grassland".
  • According to a user from Mississippi, United States, the name Savanna is of Unknown origin and means "Beautiful young woman".
Other origins: English

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sa*van"na
A tract of level land covered with the vegetable growth usually found in a damp soil and warm climate, -- as grass or reeds, -- but destitute of trees.

Etymology: Of American Indian origin; cf. Sp. sabana, F. savane

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions
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  1. A female given name of modern usage, variant of Savannah.

Notable Persons Named Savanna

Savanna was born on February 21st, 1994 in Johannesburg.

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How popular is the baby name Savanna in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1916 7 7 0
1921 5 5 0
1923 6 6 0
1925 5 5 0
1957 5 5 0
1958 8 8 0
1965 6 6 0
1967 6 6 0
1969 6 6 0
1972 6 6 0
1975 7 7 0
1977 9 9 0
1978 7 7 0
1979 9 9 0
1980 15 15 0
1981 11 11 0
1982 27 27 0
1983 99 99 0
1984 164 164 0
1985 279 279 0
1986 403 403 0
1987 402 402 0
1988 328 323 5
1989 334 334 0
1990 379 379 0
1991 432 432 0
1992 537 537 0
1993 780 780 0
1994 921 921 0
1995 1,001 1,001 0
1996 1,135 1,135 0
1997 1,196 1,196 0
1998 1,277 1,277 0
1999 1,389 1,389 0
2000 1,500 1,500 0
2001 1,379 1,379 0
2002 1,345 1,345 0
2003 1,318 1,318 0
2004 1,207 1,197 10
2005 1,269 1,269 0
2006 1,501 1,501 0
2007 1,412 1,412 0
2008 1,100 1,100 0
2009 1,005 1,005 0
2010 844 844 0
2011 926 926 0
2012 700 700 0
2013 693 693 0
2014 671 671 0
2015 628 628 0
2016 570 570 0
2017 534 534 0

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Popularity of Savanna as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Savanna

  • How Popular is the name Savanna? Savanna is the 1,382nd most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Savanna have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 29,803 babies born with the first name Savanna in the United States. That's more than enough people named Savanna to occupy the territory of Gibraltar (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 29,441 (as of July 1, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Savanna? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1916 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Savanna first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Savanna is Saturday, September 4th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Savanna born? The highest recorded use of the first name Savanna was in 2006 with a total of 1,501 babies. That's a lot of babies named Savanna!
  • Random Savanna Factoid: According to the 1995 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Savanna ranks 100th in popularity as a baby girl's name in West Virginia. Imagine that, 21 babies in West Virginia have the same name as you in 1995.
  • Weird things about the name Savanna: Your name in reverse order is Annavas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Snanaav. How do you pronounce that?

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  • Sources:
  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.