The meaning of the name “Savannah” is different in several languages, countries and cultures and has more than one possibly same or different meanings available.
Additional information: This name is supposed to have come originally from the Native American Taino tribe’s word zabana, meaning a wide open plain. While this was the first known origin of the word, the name used today might come from the city of Savannah, Georgia in the US rather than the older roots. The city of Savannah, however, was named based on the Taino word. It is also the name of a breed of cat.
Savannah can be spelled in different ways. Two common alternate spellings of the name are Savanna and Zavanna. Zavanna is not a highly used name, but it is thought to be closer to the older roots of the name. Similar names from around the world include the Irish name Alannah, the Spanish Savanna, the English name Davianna, and the Hebrew name Raananah.
The popularity of Savannah as a female name has been increasing the US. Since 1993, the name has been featured in the US top 100 baby girl names, with a peak at 30th place in 2007. In 2014, it was the 39th most popular name in the US. In the UK, Savannah peaked in popularity as a female name in 2014 at number 132 in the ranking. It has seen a lot of popularity in Australia with the 2014 ranking at 44th most popular female baby name. Also, in Canada, the name Savannah is common with 2014 ranking showing it at 81st place in popularity. New Zealand saw the name fall in popularity from 63rd place in 2007 to 79th most popular in 2014.
Famous people and personalities that share the name Savannah include Savannah Chrisley, a reality star; Savannah Outen, a pop singer; Savannah Latimer, a dancer’ and Savannah Miller, a fashion designer.
Pronunciation: (sah VAH nah) Form of: Itself (Savannah)
Considering Savannah as a Baby Name?
The first thing you should know if you are considering Savannah for your baby's name is that in most countries all over the world the name Savannah is a girl name.
The name Savannah is of Spanish origin, and is used in more than one countries and different languages of the world, especially English speaking countries, Spanish speaking countries among others.
If you consider naming your baby Savannah we recommend you take note of the special meaning and history of the name as your baby’s name will play a big role in its life and your baby will hear it spoken every day. Searching for a name is a very important and fun process as it’s the very first gift you will give to your baby. Many people believe that the name can affect success in life, through their children's working career and other circumstances, so they choose more “respectable” names or name meanings as they believe that the name meaning reflects the personality of the child.
Savannah Name Meaning
The meaning of Savannah has more than one different etymologies. It has same or different meanings in other countries and languages. The different meanings of the name Savannah are:
American meaning: A treeless place
Spanish meaning: From the open plain
Keep in mind that many names may have different meanings in other countries and languages, so be careful that the name that you choose doesn’t mean something bad or unpleasant. Search comprehensively and find the name meaning of Savannah and its name origin or of any other name in our database. Also note the spelling and the pronunciation of the name Savannah and check the initials of the name with your last name to discover how it looks and sounds. The history and meaning of the name Savannah is fascinating, learn more about it. (If you know more meanings of the name and you would like to contribute click here to submit another name meaning).
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Name Savannah Categories
The name Savannah is in the following categories: American Names, Australian Names, British Names, Canadian Names, Cowgirl Names, Earthy Names, English Names, Green Names, Native American Names, Nature Names, New Zealand Names, Places Names, Southern Names, Spanish Names. (If you would like to suggest one or more categories for the name, click here). We have plenty of different baby name categories to search for special meanings plus popular and unique names, search our database before choosing but also note that baby name categories designed to help you and not to be an influential factor when choosing a name. Instead, we recommend that you pay a greater attention to the origin and meaning of the name Savannah. Read our baby name articles for useful tips regarding baby names and naming your baby. If you are thinking of giving your baby the beautiful name Savannah, spread the love and share this with your friends.
Popularity of the Name Savannah
Below you will find the popularity of the baby name Savannah displayed annually, from 1880 to the present day in our name popularity chart. Hover over or click on the dots that represent a year to see how many babies were given the name for that year, for both genders, if available.
Savannah Boy Name Popularity Chart
Savannah Girl Name Popularity Chart
Note:The data above is from the Social Security Administrator of United States, (more info here) from Social Security card applications for births in US for every name, from 1880 up to the present year. The gender associated with the name might be incorrect, as the data presents the record applications without being edited for errors. The name's popularity and ranking is announced annually, so the data for this year will not be available until next year. The more babies that are given a name, the higher popularity ranking the name receives. For names with the same popularity, the tie is solved by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. This means that if two or more names have the same popularity their rankings may differ significantly, as they are set in alphabetical order. If a name has less than five occurrences, the SSA excludes it from the provided data to protect privacy.
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