Susan

Susan - A very unique female name



  Nov 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Susan, meaning lily, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #174. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Susan and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Susan? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Susan. The baby girl name Susan was given to 265 baby girls in 2012, ranking #846 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 5,333 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Susan peaked in popularity 60 years ago in 1957 on position 2.



Famous with this name

Susan Sarandon
Susan Stringer
Susan Ward


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Susan is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Susan is currently topping the baby name charts in Pennsylvania at position #375 - and is the least popular in Florida at position #1,197.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Susan is where you live.


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Susan origin and meaning

Susan is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means lily. To see famous people named Susan, pop culture references for the name Susan and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Susan

We've found the following names that sound similar to Susan, sorted by popularity.

Shannon / Suzanne / Sonya / Sonia / Shawna / Shawn / Shana / Shanna / Shauna / Susanne /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012846
2011764
2010812
2009764
2008723
2007662
2006595
2005591
2004543
2003503
2002471
2001448
2000417
1999397
1998380
1997348
1996299
1995312
1994272
1993238
1992207
1991203
1990173
1989161
1988139
1987124
1986118
1985105
198490
198386
198276
198170
198063
197951
197849
197745
197640
197532
197427
197325
197224
197117
197015
196911
196810
19675
19666
19655
19643
19633
19623
19613
19602
19592
19582
19572
19565
19555
19545
19535
19525
19516
19505
19495
19485
19478
19468
194510
194413
194318
194221
194127
194036
193944
193872
193797
1936110
1935126
1934138
1933149
1932157
1931184
1930193
1929211
1928222
1927218
1926216
1925219
1924228
1923229
1922230
1921223
1920227
1919217
1918208
1917211
1916208
1915198
1914202
1913201
1912188
1911167
1910174

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Pennsylvania375
Indiana494
Massachusetts497
Kansas545
Kentucky553
Virginia592
Tennessee606
New Jersey626
North Carolina708
Wisconsin754
Colorado766
Arizona780
New York810
Maryland845
Michigan858
Minnesota880
Illinois965
Texas983
Ohio991
California1116
Florida1197

Even more about Susan


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Susan a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Susan?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
1957
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Susan
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 5,333
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +265

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