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Savannah

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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 20 20 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 1,321 1,312 9
1989 1,294 1,289 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 6,577 6,577 0 #47 girl name
1998 6,467 6,462 5 #44 girl name
1999 6,804 6,804 0 #42 girl name
2000 7,111 7,099 12 #37 girl name
2001 6,739 6,733 6 #42 girl name
2002 6,585 6,579 6 #39 girl name
2003 6,157 6,151 6 #41 girl name
2004 5,846 5,810 36 #41 girl name
2005 6,487 6,477 10 #35 girl name
2006 7,089 7,081 8 #30 girl name
2007 7,051 7,042 9 #30 girl name
2008 6,133 6,121 12 #33 girl name
2009 5,589 5,584 5 #39 girl name
2010 5,371 5,366 5 #44 girl name
2011 5,443 5,443 0 #41 girl name
2012 5,183 5,183 0 #42 girl name
2013 5,234 5,234 0 #36 girl name
2014 5,455 5,455 0 #39 girl name
2015 5,420 5,413 7 #38 girl name

Fun Facts about the name Savannah

  • How many people with the first name Savannah have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 154,363 babies born with the first name Savannah in the United States. That's more than enough people named Savannah to occupy the country of Cura with an estimated population of 149,679 (as of March 26, 2011).
  • 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 2014 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Savannah ranks 78th in popularity as a baby girl's name in New Mexico. Imagine that, 23 babies in New Mexico have the same name as you in 2014.
  • 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 Hvannsaa. 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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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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

Native American

Origin and Meaning of Savannah

The name "Savannah" is 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 With the Name Savannah

    Savannah Guthrie

    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

    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

    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 Marshall

    Savannah Marshall is a notable somebody. Savannah was born on May 19th, 1991 in Hartlepool.

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    Savannah Smith Boucher

    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 Sanitoa

    Savannah Sanitoa is a leading somebody. Savannah was born on April 30th, 1987.

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    • Savannah Churchill
      (singing)
    • Savannah Vinsant
      (important person)
    • Savannah M Smith
      (famous human)

    What does the name Savannah mean?

    Sis for sensational, you know how to make a splash!

    Ais for accomplished, in all that you do.

    Vis for virtue, a trait you hold dear.

    Ais for appreciative, of all you have

    Nis for neighborly, friendly to all acquaintances

    Nis for nurturing, to all that need help

    Ais for authentic, be real

    His for happy, your wonderful laugh.

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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.

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