Susannah is a girl’s name of Hebrew origin. It’s an English variant of the Hebrew name Shoshana, meaning “lily,” and appears in some versions of the biblical Book of Daniel. There, Susannah is a beautiful woman who is falsely accused by two old men after she rejects their advances. However, the men are found to be lying, and virtue triumphs. This classic name has many variants, including Susan, Susanne, Suzanna, Zuzana, Suzanne, and others. It’s often shortened to Susie or Sue for a more casual nickname. A famous bearer was the English actress Susannah York.
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