Susan \s(u)-san\ as a girl's name is pronounced SOO-zun. It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Susan is "lily". Short form of Susannah. In the apocryphal Book of Tobit, Susannah was a woman of courage who defended herself against wrongful accusation. First used in the 18th century. Susan is the English form, Suzanne is French, and Susana is Spanish. See also Suellen, Xuxa, and ZsaZsa. Suffragette Susan B. Anthony; authors Susan Cheever, Susan Isaacs; actresses Susan Hampshire, Susan Dey, Susan Sarandon; basketball player Sue Bird.
Susan has 57 variant forms: Sanna, Shoshana, Shoshanah, Shoshanna, Shushana, ShuShu, Sioux, Siouxsie, Siusan, Soosan, Soosanna, Sosanna, Suanny, Sue, Sueann, Sueanna, Sueanne, Suesann, Suesonne, Suezanne, Sukee, Sukey, Sukie, Sonel, Sunel, Susana, Susanetta, Susanka, Susann, Susanna, Susannagh, Susannah, Susanne, Suse, Susee, Susette, Susi, Susie, Susy, Suzan, Suzana, Suzane, Suzanna, Suzannah, Suzanne, Suze, Suzee, Suzetta, Suzette, Suzi, Suzie, Suzon, Suzy, Suzzanne, Zanna, Zanne and Zannie.