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Susan

First Name
1.1m
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
615
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Susan

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

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English form of the biblical Susanna, from Biblical Hebrew שׁוֹשַׁנָּה (šōšannā, “lily”); compare with Egyptian 𓊃𓈙𓈖𓆸 (sšn).

  1. A female given name.

Susan was also found in the following language(s): Danish

Notable Persons Named Susan

Susan Sarandon is an actress. Her ongoing career started in 1970. Susan was given the name Susan Abigail Tomalin on October 4th, 1946 in Jackson Heights, Queens, New York, U.S.

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Sigourney Weaver is an actress. She has been prominent since 1976. Sigourney was given the name Susan Alexandra Weaver by her parents Sylvester Weaver (executive) and Elizabeth Inglis on October 8th, 1949 in New York, U.S.

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Susan Boyle is an operatic pop singing and actor. Her ongoing career started in 2009. Susan was given the name Susan Magdalane Boyle on April 1st, 1961 in Blackburn, West Lothian. Susan is also known as Boyle and Susan Margaret.

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Susan was born Susan Brownell Anthony on February 15th, 1820 in Adams, Massachusetts, U.S. She passed away on March 13th, 1906.

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Susan Wojcicki is a ceo of youtube, youtube, and ceo ofyoutube. Susan was given the name Susan Diane Wojcicki by her parents Stanley Wojcicki and Esther Wojcicki on July 5th, 1968 in Santa Clara County, California.

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Sue Perkins is a comedian. Sue was given the name Susan Elizabeth Perkins on September 22nd, 1969 in East Dulwich, London, England.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Susan

Adam Susan is a comics character.

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Susan was royalty. They hold the title Crown Princess of Albania. Susan was born on January 28th, 1941 in Waverley, New South Wales. They breathed their last breath on July 17th, 2004.

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Joe was born on September 18th, 1955. Joe is also known as Susan and Joseph.

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Robert Susan is an athlete for the VV Katwijk.

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How popular is the baby 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 #99 girl name
1886 323 323 0
1887 335 335 0 #98 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 850 850 0
1921 846 846 0
1922 795 795 0
1923 812 812 0
1924 832 832 0
1925 862 862 0
1926 855 855 0
1927 874 868 6
1928 812 812 0
1929 875 875 0
1930 1,004 1,004 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 12,069 12,015 54 #21 girl name
1943 14,937 14,887 50 #18 girl name
1944 16,384 16,329 55 #13 girl name
1945 19,279 19,224 55 #10 girl name
1946 28,327 28,268 59 #8 girl name
1947 32,017 31,953 64 #8 girl name
1948 36,040 35,984 56 #5 girl name
1949 37,759 37,707 52 #5 girl name
1950 38,076 38,019 57 #5 girl name
1951 40,270 40,226 44 #6 girl name
1952 41,398 41,342 56 #5 girl name
1953 44,351 44,280 71 #5 girl name
1954 47,227 47,161 66 #5 girl name
1955 47,458 47,393 65 #5 girl name
1956 46,628 46,561 67 #5 girl name
1957 46,043 45,946 97 #2 girl name
1958 45,259 45,172 87 #2 girl name
1959 41,688 41,601 87 #2 girl name
1960 39,283 39,202 81 #2 girl name
1961 37,612 37,525 87 #3 girl name
1962 35,829 35,743 86 #3 girl name
1963 34,078 33,998 80 #3 girl name
1964 31,599 31,515 84 #3 girl name
1965 26,385 26,331 54 #5 girl name
1966 23,839 23,772 67 #6 girl name
1967 22,326 22,262 64 #5 girl name
1968 19,565 19,508 57 #10 girl name
1969 17,859 17,809 50 #11 girl name
1970 15,790 15,738 52 #15 girl name
1971 13,826 13,781 45 #17 girl name
1972 10,621 10,577 44 #24 girl name
1973 9,315 9,284 31 #25 girl name
1974 8,510 8,474 36 #27 girl name
1975 7,522 7,490 32 #32 girl name
1976 6,429 6,410 19 #40 girl name
1977 5,974 5,955 19 #45 girl name
1978 5,441 5,420 21 #49 girl name
1979 5,223 5,200 23 #51 girl name
1980 4,722 4,703 19 #63 girl name
1981 4,259 4,244 15 #71 girl name
1982 3,981 3,964 17 #76 girl name
1983 3,367 3,353 14 #86 girl name
1984 3,130 3,115 15 #90 girl name
1985 2,680 2,662 18
1986 2,407 2,390 17
1987 2,260 2,249 11
1988 2,076 2,060 16
1989 1,814 1,799 15
1990 1,699 1,686 13
1991 1,478 1,478 0
1992 1,379 1,372 7
1993 1,208 1,200 8
1994 1,025 1,025 0
1995 891 891 0
1996 959 959 0
1997 800 800 0
1998 752 752 0
1999 703 703 0
2000 682 682 0
2001 628 628 0
2002 603 603 0
2003 568 568 0
2004 529 522 7
2005 481 481 0
2006 492 492 0
2007 461 461 0
2008 422 422 0
2009 376 376 0
2010 352 352 0
2011 353 353 0
2012 322 322 0
2013 317 317 0
2014 329 324 5
2015 293 293 0
2016 296 296 0

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Popularity of Susan as a first name

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Popularity of Susan as a last name

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Common last names for Susan

  • Smith
  • Johnson
  • Brown
  • Jones
  • Davis
  • Williams
  • Anderson
  • Martin
  • Taylor
  • Wilson
  • Thompson
  • Moore
  • Clark
  • White
  • Thomas
  • Hall
  • King
  • Young
  • Baker

Common first names for Susan

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Susan U.S.
  White 84.23% 64.26%
  African American 3.25% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 3.25% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 4.72% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.14% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 3.41% 16.26%

Of Last Name Susan

People with the last name Susan are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Susan

  • How Popular is the name Susan? Susan is the 33rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Susan was the 36,379th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Susan have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 1,123,687 babies born with the first name Susan in the United States. That's more than enough people named Susan to occupy the country of Timor-Leste with an estimated population of 1,066,409 (as of July 11, 2010).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Susan? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 286 new born babies.
  • When was Susan first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Susan is Friday, October 27th, 1865.
  • What year had the most people named Susan born? The highest recorded use of the first name Susan was in 1955 with a total of 47,393 babies. That's a lot of babies named Susan!
  • Random Susan Factoid: According to the 1957 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Susan ranks 4th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Iowa. Imagine that, 759 babies in Iowa have the same name as you in 1957.
  • Weird things about the name Susan: Your name in reverse order is Nasus. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Suasn. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Susan? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 615 people with the last name Susan.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Susan? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Susan 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).
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