Savannah

First Name
160k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
630
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Savannah

"Savannah" is a name of Native American origin, and it means "Open plain". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A flat grassland in tropical or subtropical regions
  2. A port in eastern Georgia near the mouth of the Savannah river
  3. A river in South Carolina that flows southeast to the Atlantic
Wiktionary

The cities are named after the Savannah River, possibly derived from Shawnee or Algonquian.

  1. The name of a river and several cities in the United States.
  2. A female given name from the word savannah or from the place name; also spelled Savanna.

    Notable Persons Named Savannah

    Savannah Guthrie is a broadcast journalism and television journalist. Savannah was given the name Savannah Clark Guthrie on December 27th, 1971 in Melbourne.

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    Savannah Elizabeth Louise Miller is a fashion designer. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2004 to present. Savannah was born on December 30th, 1978 in New York City.

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    Savannah Outen is a pop rock and pop music musician. Her most notable accomplishments were from 2007 to present. Savannah was born on October 14th, 1992 in Hillsboro, Oregon.

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    Savannah was born on May 19th, 1991 in Hartlepool.

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    Savannah Smith Boucher is an actress and actor. Savannah was given the name Janice Elaine Boucher by her parent Jesse L. Boucher on October 28th, 1943 in Springhill, Louisiana, U.S.

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    Savannah was born on April 30th, 1987.

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

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
    1880 17 17 0
    1881 24 24 0
    1882 20 20 0
    1883 27 27 0
    1884 36 36 0
    1885 26 26 0
    1886 32 32 0
    1887 33 33 0
    1888 37 37 0
    1889 33 33 0
    1890 33 33 0
    1891 40 40 0
    1892 47 47 0
    1893 34 34 0
    1894 38 38 0
    1895 37 37 0
    1896 31 31 0
    1897 36 36 0
    1898 46 46 0
    1899 37 37 0
    1900 53 53 0
    1901 45 45 0
    1902 53 53 0
    1903 35 35 0
    1904 31 31 0
    1905 55 55 0
    1906 37 37 0
    1907 43 43 0
    1908 45 45 0
    1909 48 48 0
    1910 60 60 0
    1911 50 45 5
    1912 59 59 0
    1913 54 54 0
    1914 62 62 0
    1915 63 63 0
    1916 63 63 0
    1917 83 83 0
    1918 74 74 0
    1919 74 74 0
    1920 89 89 0
    1921 79 79 0
    1922 69 69 0
    1923 54 54 0
    1924 88 88 0
    1925 74 74 0
    1926 54 54 0
    1927 57 57 0
    1928 65 65 0
    1929 51 51 0
    1930 42 42 0
    1931 50 50 0
    1932 42 42 0
    1933 39 39 0
    1934 48 48 0
    1935 40 40 0
    1936 36 36 0
    1937 49 49 0
    1938 35 35 0
    1939 48 48 0
    1940 42 42 0
    1941 48 48 0
    1942 30 30 0
    1943 42 42 0
    1944 34 34 0
    1945 36 36 0
    1946 35 35 0
    1947 49 49 0
    1948 35 35 0
    1949 41 41 0
    1950 44 44 0
    1951 39 39 0
    1952 32 32 0
    1953 30 30 0
    1954 40 40 0
    1955 23 23 0
    1956 43 43 0
    1957 29 29 0
    1958 25 25 0
    1959 21 21 0
    1960 21 21 0
    1961 25 25 0
    1962 17 17 0
    1963 23 23 0
    1964 12 12 0
    1965 14 14 0
    1966 15 15 0
    1967 11 11 0
    1968 15 15 0
    1969 19 19 0
    1970 31 31 0
    1971 21 21 0
    1972 23 23 0
    1973 23 23 0
    1974 17 17 0
    1975 17 17 0
    1976 19 19 0
    1977 23 23 0
    1978 21 21 0
    1979 41 41 0
    1980 46 46 0
    1981 43 43 0
    1982 118 118 0
    1983 440 434 6
    1984 869 869 0
    1985 1,326 1,321 5
    1986 1,817 1,810 7
    1987 1,469 1,469 0
    1988 1,322 1,313 9
    1989 1,293 1,288 5
    1990 1,401 1,401 0
    1991 1,648 1,648 0
    1992 2,183 2,183 0
    1993 3,348 3,342 6 #96 girl name
    1994 4,394 4,385 9 #82 girl name
    1995 4,913 4,903 10 #68 girl name
    1996 7,007 6,998 9 #43 girl name
    1997 6,578 6,578 0 #47 girl name
    1998 6,468 6,463 5 #44 girl name
    1999 6,805 6,805 0 #42 girl name
    2000 7,111 7,099 12 #37 girl name
    2001 6,740 6,734 6 #42 girl name
    2002 6,585 6,579 6 #39 girl name
    2003 6,158 6,152 6 #41 girl name
    2004 5,846 5,810 36 #41 girl name
    2005 6,487 6,477 10 #35 girl name
    2006 7,091 7,083 8 #30 girl name
    2007 7,051 7,042 9 #30 girl name
    2008 6,134 6,122 12 #33 girl name
    2009 5,596 5,591 5 #39 girl name
    2010 5,372 5,367 5 #44 girl name
    2011 5,446 5,446 0 #41 girl name
    2012 5,185 5,185 0 #42 girl name
    2013 5,237 5,237 0 #36 girl name
    2014 5,468 5,468 0 #38 girl name
    2015 5,444 5,437 7 #38 girl name
    2016 5,336 5,336 0 #38 girl name

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    Popularity of Savannah as a first name

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    Popularity of Savannah as a last name

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    Common last names for Savannah

    • Smith
    • Williams
    • Jones
    • Johnson
    • Jackson
    • Brown
    • Davis
    • Robinson
    • Wilson
    • White
    • Moore
    • Anderson
    • Lewis
    • Hill
    • Cook

    Common first names for Savannah

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Savannah U.S.
      White 33.02% 64.26%
      African American 59.21% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.00% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.22% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 4.92% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Savannah

    People with the last name Savannah are most frequently White or African American

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    Fun Facts about the name Savannah

    • How Popular is the name Savannah? Savannah is the 448th most popular name of all time. In 2016 Savannah was the 38th most popular name. As a last name Savannah was the 35,671st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Savannah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 159,761 babies born with the first name Savannah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Savannah to occupy the territory of Guam (USA) with an estimated population of 159,358 (as of April 1, 2010).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Savannah? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 17 new born babies.
    • When was Savannah first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Savannah is Friday, March 8th, 1867.
    • What year had the most people named Savannah born? The highest recorded use of the first name Savannah was in 2000 with a total of 7,099 babies. That's a lot of babies named Savannah!
    • Random Savannah Factoid: According to the 2005 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Savannah ranks 67th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Rhode Island. Imagine that, 17 babies in Rhode Island have the same name as you in 2005.
    • Weird things about the name Savannah: Your name in reverse order is Hannavas. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nnashaav. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Savannah? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 630 people with the last name Savannah.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Savannah? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Savannah as their last name since less than 1 person in 476k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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