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[soo-zuh n] /ˈsu zən/
a female given name, form of Susanna or Susannah. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • "It does seem funny until you talk with him," admitted Susan.

    Virginia Ellen Glasgow
  • Lady Susan means nothing but her good, but she will not make a friend of her.

    Lady Susan Jane Austen
  • Billy said, smiling at Susan, as he emptied his cup at a draught.

    Saturday's Child Kathleen Norris
  • I happened to be at the helm, and remained in the Mary and Susan.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Susan be proud because she thinks as she walks wi' God A'mighty.

    The Soul of Susan Yellam Horace Annesley Vachell
Word Origin and History for Susan

fem. proper name, from French Susanne, from Late Latin Susanna (see Susanna). A top-10 name for girls born in the U.S. 1945-1968 (peaking at #2 from 1957-60).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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