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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. 2018.
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  • In about ten minutes after my return to the parlour Lady Susan entered the room.

    Lady Susan Jane Austen
  • Lady Susan means nothing but her good, but she will not make a friend of her.

    Lady Susan Jane Austen
  • Lady Susan does not always know, therefore, what will make her daughter happy.

    Lady Susan Jane Austen
  • I happened to be at the helm, and remained in the Mary and Susan.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
  • Of the rest of the fourteen souls on board the Susan, there were no traces.

    Ned Myers James Fenimore Cooper
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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