Susanna (given name)

Susanna is a feminine first name. It is the name of women in the Biblical books of Daniel and Luke. It is often spelled Susannah, although Susanna is the original spelling.[citation needed] It is derived from Σουσάννα (Sousanna), the Greek form of the Hebrew שושנה Shoshannah, meaning lily (from Lilium family). سوسن (Susan) is the Persian spelling of this name and the Armenian: Susan, Shushan-Սուսան (Սուսաննա)= Շուշան (Շուշաննա, Շուշանիկ) is means a flower Lilium (Լիլիա). The spelling Susanna is used in Sweden, Italy, the Netherlands and Finland, as well as in the English-speaking world. The spelling Zuzana is used in Czech Republic and Slovakia and spelling Zsuzsanna in Hungary. In Poland it is Zuzanna. Even though very uncommon, it is also spelled Susana in Spain and Portugal, where it is more common.

Meaninglily, anemone, true beauty
Other names
Alternative spellingSuzanna Suzanna, Suzannah, Susana, Suzana
Related namesSusan, Suzanne, Zsuzsanna, Snežana

The original Hebrew form Shoshana, from which all the above are derived, is still commonly used by Jewish people in the diaspora and in contemporary Israel, often shortened to "Shosh" or "Shoshi".

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