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Origin of the name SUSANNA.
Etymology of the name SUSANNA.
Meaning of the baby name SUSANNA.


SUSANNA.  Biblical.  [Latin, from Greek Sousanna, "graceful white lily," from Hebrew Shushan = "a lily"].  Probably all from Assyrian Sosana.  Also see Susannah, Suzanna.  Usage:  America, Denmark, England, Germany, Holland, Italy, Sweden.
    In the bible, one of the women who ministered to Jesus of their substance (Luke viii. 3). (The Sunday School Teacher's Bible Manual, Hunter, 1894)  

... St. Jerome "transfixed with a dagger"—with his pen—the additional chapters of the Book of Daniel relating to the story of Susanna, to show that he did not regard it as genuine, but, like the story of Judith, it was greatly more popular than the narratives in the canonical books, and was commemorated in ballad, mystery, tapestry, and painting.  The name was properly Schuschannah (a lily), though the English know it as Susannah.  It belonged to one of the holy women at the sepulchre, and it was likewise in the calendar, for two virgin martyrs, named Susanna, had suffered in the times of persecution, and though not commemorated in the Western Church, Queen Susanna, the "Lily of Tiflis," had died for the truth in the hands of Mahometans... (History of Christian Names, Yonge, 1884)


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