Origin of the name SUSANNA.
Etymology of the
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,
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,