Susan

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Susan
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/namePersian
MeaningLotus, Lily
Other names
Related namesSue, Susie, Susannah, Suzanne
Popularitysee popular names
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For the administrative subdivision of Iran, see Susan District.
Susan
GenderFemale
Origin
Word/namePersian
MeaningLotus, Lily
Other names
Related namesSue, Susie, Susannah, Suzanne
Popularitysee popular names
[1]

Susan is a feminine given name, a form of Susanna, deriving originally from Middle Egyptian "sšn" (lotus flower), first reported on an 11th Dynasty sarcophagus dating from approximately 2000 B.C. However, the Hebrew root for the name for the lily, שושן, is derived from the root שוש or ששנ, meaning "to be joyful, bright, or cheerful", which is the basis for the word and name ששון Sasson, meaning "joy of life*". The Persian name for lily is سوسن sousan, susan. The name of Susa, an ancient city of Persia, may be derived from the lilies which abounded in the plain in which it was situated.

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Common nicknames for Susan include:

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  1. ^ Behind the Name: Meaning, Origin and History of the Name Susanna

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Meaning[edit]

          Females names Susan are mostly kind and generous people. It is also know that as to the origin lotus flower Susan's are given wealth and beauty from the (Egyptian) gods. The name is also known to be a persistent but caring girl who never lets go of her life goals. 

Biblical meaning[edit]

          The popular name Susan doesn't occur at all in the Bible ; but it is a truncated form of the Biblical name Susannah. The name Susannah occurs only once in the Bible, in Luke 8:3, where she is mentioned among the women who minister to Jesus.          In the Old Testament the name Susannah (or rather the Hebrew form: Shoshannah) occurs only in an apocryphal chapter that was added to the Book of Daniel (and which is still contained in the Catholic Bible). This chapter, together with two other additions to Daniel, survive only in Greek but it's generally accepted that these stories were written in Hebrew. As such, this name is identical to the word שושנה, (shoshannah), meaning Lily