Savannah Name Meaning

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A Deep Dive

Savannah Overview

Meaning

Treeless plain, from the open plain

Gender

Girl

Origin

Spanish

Etymology

Derived from the Spanish word “sabana,” meaning “treeless plain.”

Pronunciation

/səˈvænə/

Popularity

Savannah is a popular name globally, particularly in English-speaking countries. Recently, Savannah has consistently ranked in the top 50 names for girls in the USA.

Syllable

3 syllables

Length

8 letters

Numerology

8 (Practical, Ambitious, Materialistic)

Name Styles

Popular, Nature-inspired, Cool

Associated Traits

Free-spirited, adventurous, graceful, warm
A Deep Dive

Savannah Variations in Different Cultures

Popular Variations

Savanna, Savana, Savina, Savannha, Sevana, Savann

Common Nicknames

Sav, Vannah, Savi, Anna

Diminutives

Savy, Annie, Nana, Sasa

Famous People

  • Savannah Phillips
    (British Royal)
  • Savannah Outen
    (American Singer)
  • Savannah Wise
    (American Actress)
  • Savannah Rose
    (American Model)
  • Savannah Jayde
    (American Actress)

Pop Culture Icons and Works

  • "Savannah"
    (TV Series)
  • "Savannah"
    (Film)
  • "Savannah Breeze"
    (Novel)
  • Savannah
    ("Party of Five," TV Series)
  • Savannah Dillon
    ("Teen Beach Movie," TV Film)
  • Savannah
    ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta," TV Series)

Places

  • Savannah City
    (Georgia, USA)
  • Savannah River
    (Georgia/South Carolina, USA)
  • Savannah Park
    (Birmingham, UK)
  • Savannah Bay
    (British Virgin Islands)
  • Savannah Township
    (Missouri, USA)

What Is the Meaning of Savannah?

Savannah means “treeless plain” or “from the open plain.” People named Savannah are often seen as free-spirited and adventurous, with a love for nature and open spaces.

What Is the Origin of The Name Savannah?

Savannah has Spanish origins. The name is derived from the Spanish word “sabana,” which means “treeless plain.” It became popular in the English-speaking world in the 19th century, especially in the United States.

Savannah Name Popularity

Popularity Chart of the Name Savannah in the U.S. over the Years

United States flagUnited States#682021#762022#922023
Top 3 Rankings#302006#302007#332008

Annual Statistics Breakdown for Savannah

YearName RankingNumber of BirthsBirth Rate (%)
202392
(-16 from 2022)
2739
(-308 from 2022)
0.15659
202276
(-8 from 2021)
3047
(-432 from 2021)
0.16993
202168
(-1 from 2020)
3479
(-62 from 2020)
0.19419
202067
(-13 from 2019)
3541
(-638 from 2019)
0.20032
201954
(-9 from 2018)
4179
(-587 from 2018)
0.22775
201845
(-7 from 2017)
4766
(-487 from 2017)
0.25628
201738
No change from 2016
5253
(-133 from 2016)
0.27806
201638
No change from 2015
5386
(-81 from 2015)
0.27822
201538
No change from 2014
5467
(-20 from 2014)
0.28023
201438
(-2 from 2013)
5487
(+230 from 2013)
0.28048
201336
(+7 from 2012)
5257
(+57 from 2012)
0.27271
201243
(-2 from 2011)
5200
(-261 from 2011)
0.26811
201141
(+3 from 2010)
5461
(+79 from 2010)
0.28183
201044
(-5 from 2009)
5382
(-222 from 2009)
0.27450
200939
(-6 from 2008)
5604
(-526 from 2008)
0.27673
200833
(-3 from 2007)
6130
(-921 from 2007)
0.29431
200730
No change from 2006
7051
(-45 from 2006)
0.33314
200630
(+5 from 2005)
7096
(+612 from 2005)
0.33944
200535
(+6 from 2004)
6484
(+670 from 2004)
0.31948
200441
No change from 2003
5814
(-340 from 2003)
0.28813
200341
(-2 from 2002)
6154
(-427 from 2002)
0.30671
200239
(+3 from 2001)
6581
(-156 from 2001)
0.33321
200142
(-5 from 2000)
6737
(-364 from 2000)
0.34009
200037
(+5 from 1999)
7101
(+295 from 1999)
0.35581
199942
(+3 from 1998)
6806
(+342 from 1998)
0.34960
199845
(+2 from 1997)
6464
(-115 from 1997)
0.33345
199747
(-4 from 1996)
6579
(-421 from 1996)
0.34459
199643
(+25 from 1995)
7000
(+2096 from 1995)
0.36511
199568
(+14 from 1994)
4904
(+518 from 1994)
0.25521
199482
(+14 from 1993)
4386
(+1043 from 1993)
0.22499
199396
(+46 from 1992)
3343
(+1158 from 1992)
0.16956
1992142
(+39 from 1991)
2185
(+537 from 1991)
0.10900
1991181
(+24 from 1990)
1648
(+247 from 1990)
0.08105
1990205
(+1 from 1989)
1401
(+112 from 1989)
0.06820
1989206
(-8 from 1988)
1289
(-25 from 1988)
0.06470
1988198
(-11 from 1987)
1314
(-155 from 1987)
0.06833
1987187
(-32 from 1986)
1469
(-341 from 1986)
0.07838
1986155
(+46 from 1985)
1810
(+489 from 1985)
0.09808
1985201
(+74 from 1984)
1321
(+450 from 1984)
0.07155
1984275
(+190 from 1983)
871
(+437 from 1983)
0.04830
1983465
(+702 from 1982)
434
(+316 from 1982)
0.02425
19821167
(+1138 from 1981)
118
(+75 from 1981)
0.00650
19812305
(-116 from 1980)
43
(-3 from 1980)
0.00240
19802189
(+154 from 1979)
46
(+6 from 1979)
0.00258
19792343
(+1294 from 1978)
40
(+20 from 1978)
0.00232
19783637
(-369 from 1977)
20
(-3 from 1977)
0.00122
19773268
(+271 from 1976)
23
(+4 from 1976)
0.00140
19763539
(+235 from 1975)
19
(+2 from 1975)
0.00121
19753774
(-79 from 1974)
17
No change from 1974
0.00109
19743695
(-781 from 1973)
17
(-6 from 1973)
0.00109
19732914
(+62 from 1972)
23
(+1 from 1972)
0.00148
19722976
(+190 from 1971)
22
(+1 from 1971)
0.00136
19713166
(-716 from 1970)
21
(-9 from 1970)
0.00120
19702450
(+652 from 1969)
30
(+11 from 1969)
0.00164
19693102
(+509 from 1968)
19
(+5 from 1968)
0.00108
19683611
(+441 from 1967)
14
(+3 from 1967)
0.00082
19674052
(-785 from 1966)
11
(-4 from 1966)
0.00064
19663267
(+280 from 1965)
15
(+2 from 1965)
0.00085
19653547
(+146 from 1964)
13
No change from 1964
0.00071
19643693
(-1150 from 1963)
13
(-10 from 1963)
0.00066
19632543
(+489 from 1962)
23
(+6 from 1962)
0.00116
19623032
(-622 from 1961)
17
(-8 from 1961)
0.00084
19612410
(+239 from 1960)
25
(+4 from 1960)
0.00120
19602649
(-132 from 1959)
21
No change from 1959
0.00101
19592517
(-258 from 1958)
21
(-4 from 1958)
0.00101
19582259
(-232 from 1957)
25
(-4 from 1957)
0.00121
19572027
(-410 from 1956)
29
(-14 from 1956)
0.00138
19561617
(+664 from 1955)
43
(+20 from 1955)
0.00209
19552281
(-679 from 1954)
23
(-17 from 1954)
0.00115
19541602
(+233 from 1953)
40
(+10 from 1953)
0.00201
19531835
(-89 from 1952)
30
(-2 from 1952)
0.00155
19521746
(-241 from 1951)
32
(-7 from 1951)
0.00168
19511505
(-130 from 1950)
39
(-5 from 1950)
0.00211
19501375
(+62 from 1949)
44
(+3 from 1949)
0.00250
19491437
(+139 from 1948)
41
(+6 from 1948)
0.00234
19481576
(-274 from 1947)
35
(-14 from 1947)
0.00201
19471302
(+179 from 1946)
49
(+14 from 1946)
0.00270
19461481
(-149 from 1945)
35
(-1 from 1945)
0.00217
19451332
(+49 from 1944)
36
(+2 from 1944)
0.00267
19441381
(-130 from 1943)
34
(-8 from 1943)
0.00249
19431251
(+246 from 1942)
42
(+12 from 1942)
0.00293
19421497
(-445 from 1941)
30
(-18 from 1941)
0.00216
19411052
(+62 from 1940)
48
(+6 from 1940)
0.00385
19401114
(-92 from 1939)
42
(-6 from 1939)
0.00356
19391022
(+209 from 1938)
48
(+13 from 1938)
0.00423
19381231
(-229 from 1937)
35
(-14 from 1937)
0.00307
19371002
(+184 from 1936)
49
(+13 from 1936)
0.00445
19361186
(-85 from 1935)
36
(-4 from 1935)
0.00334
19351101
(-108 from 1934)
40
(-8 from 1934)
0.00368
1934993
(+130 from 1933)
48
(+9 from 1933)
0.00443
19331123
(-26 from 1932)
39
(-3 from 1932)
0.00373
19321097
(-113 from 1931)
42
(-8 from 1931)
0.00380
1931984
(+160 from 1930)
50
(+8 from 1930)
0.00453
19301144
(-130 from 1929)
42
(-9 from 1929)
0.00360
19291014
(-96 from 1928)
51
(-14 from 1928)
0.00441
1928918
(+92 from 1927)
65
(+8 from 1927)
0.00544
19271010
(+2 from 1926)
57
(+3 from 1926)
0.00461
19261012
(-151 from 1925)
54
(-21 from 1925)
0.00439
1925861
(-69 from 1924)
75
(-13 from 1924)
0.00594
1924792
(+235 from 1923)
88
(+34 from 1923)
0.00679
19231027
(-148 from 1922)
54
(-15 from 1922)
0.00431
1922879
(-51 from 1921)
69
(-10 from 1921)
0.00553
1921828
(-57 from 1920)
79
(-10 from 1920)
0.00617
1920771
(+43 from 1919)
89
(+15 from 1919)
0.00715
1919814
(+18 from 1918)
74
No change from 1918
0.00630
1918832
(-73 from 1917)
74
(-9 from 1917)
0.00615
1917759
(+97 from 1916)
83
(+20 from 1916)
0.00739
1916856
(-32 from 1915)
63
No change from 1915
0.00580
1915824
(-98 from 1914)
63
(+1 from 1914)
0.00615
1914726
(-18 from 1913)
62
(+8 from 1913)
0.00778
1913708
(-60 from 1912)
54
(-5 from 1912)
0.00825
1912648
(-7 from 1911)
59
(+14 from 1911)
0.01006
1911641
(-113 from 1910)
45
(-15 from 1910)
0.01019
1910528
(+24 from 1909)
60
(+12 from 1909)
0.01430
1909552
(+5 from 1908)
48
(+3 from 1908)
0.01304
1908557
(-3 from 1907)
45
(+2 from 1907)
0.01269
1907554
(+24 from 1906)
43
(+6 from 1906)
0.01274
1906578
(-123 from 1905)
37
(-18 from 1905)
0.01180
1905455
(+157 from 1904)
55
(+24 from 1904)
0.01775
1904612
(-63 from 1903)
31
(-4 from 1903)
0.01060
1903549
(-124 from 1902)
35
(-18 from 1902)
0.01258
1902425
(+16 from 1901)
53
(+8 from 1901)
0.01891
1901441
(+22 from 1900)
45
(-8 from 1900)
0.01770
1900463
(+17 from 1899)
53
(+16 from 1899)
0.01668
1899480
(-31 from 1898)
37
(-9 from 1898)
0.01495
1898449
(+28 from 1897)
46
(+10 from 1897)
0.01678
1897477
(+61 from 1896)
36
(+5 from 1896)
0.01450
1896538
(-58 from 1895)
31
(-6 from 1895)
0.01230
1895480
(-30 from 1894)
37
(-1 from 1894)
0.01497
1894450
(+5 from 1893)
38
(+4 from 1893)
0.01610
1893455
(-68 from 1892)
34
(-13 from 1892)
0.01510
1892387
(+6 from 1891)
47
(+7 from 1891)
0.02090
1891393
(+53 from 1890)
40
(+7 from 1890)
0.02035
1890446
(-25 from 1889)
33
No change from 1889
0.01636
1889421
(-18 from 1888)
33
(-4 from 1888)
0.01744
1888403
(-31 from 1887)
37
(+4 from 1887)
0.01953
1887372
(+6 from 1886)
33
(+1 from 1886)
0.02123
1886378
(+27 from 1885)
32
(+6 from 1885)
0.02082
1885405
(-79 from 1884)
26
(-10 from 1884)
0.01832
1884326
(+17 from 1883)
36
(+9 from 1883)
0.02617
1883343
(+64 from 1882)
27
(+7 from 1882)
0.02249
1882407
(-82 from 1881)
20
(-4 from 1881)
0.01729
1881325
(+78 from 1880)
24
(+7 from 1880)
0.02428
1880403
First SSA data recorded
17
First SSA data recorded
0.01742

American States Popularity Rankings for Savannah

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Number of Births )

California (CA)

California (CA) flagCalifornia (CA)#832021#1032022#1222023

Texas (TX)

Texas (TX) flagTexas (TX)#882021#1172022#972023

Florida (FL)

Florida (FL) flagFlorida (FL)#532021#632022#772023

North Carolina (NC)

North Carolina (NC) flagNorth Carolina (NC)#472021#572022#572023

Georgia (GA)

Georgia (GA) flagGeorgia (GA)#702021#852022#852023

Ohio (OH)

Ohio (OH) flagOhio (OH)#522021#632022#822023

New York (NY)

New York (NY) flagNew York (NY)#552021#642022#862023

Pennsylvania (PA)

Pennsylvania (PA) flagPennsylvania (PA)#482021#572022#632023

Tennessee (TN)

Tennessee (TN) flagTennessee (TN)#692021#1202022#1252023

Virginia (VA)

Virginia (VA) flagVirginia (VA)#462021#632022#752023

Michigan (MI)

Michigan (MI) flagMichigan (MI)#692021#652022#762023

Illinois (IL)

Illinois (IL) flagIllinois (IL)#682021#752022#902023

Alabama (AL)

Alabama (AL) flagAlabama (AL)#862021#1342022#1222023

Indiana (IN)

Indiana (IN) flagIndiana (IN)#882021#802022#1062023

Arizona (AZ)

Arizona (AZ) flagArizona (AZ)#932021#1062022#1232023

South Carolina (SC)

South Carolina (SC) flagSouth Carolina (SC)#382021#572022#992023

Kentucky (KY)

Kentucky (KY) flagKentucky (KY)#822021#1952022#1242023

Washington (WA)

Washington (WA) flagWashington (WA)#1342021#1262022#1622023

Missouri (MO)

Missouri (MO) flagMissouri (MO)#772021#1092022#862023

New Jersey (NJ)

New Jersey (NJ) flagNew Jersey (NJ)#472021#482022#552023

Maryland (MD)

Maryland (MD) flagMaryland (MD)#442021#722022#512023

Colorado (CO)

Colorado (CO) flagColorado (CO)#1202021#1362022#1492023

Louisiana (LA)

Louisiana (LA) flagLouisiana (LA)#942021#1102022#1322023

Utah (UT)

Utah (UT) flagUtah (UT)#962021#1032022#1422023

Wisconsin (WI)

Wisconsin (WI) flagWisconsin (WI)#1392021#1122022#1512023

Massachusetts (MA)

Massachusetts (MA) flagMassachusetts (MA)#732021#832022#1062023

Minnesota (MN)

Minnesota (MN) flagMinnesota (MN)#942021#1262022#1032023

Oklahoma (OK)

Oklahoma (OK) flagOklahoma (OK)#1162021#1022022#1452023

Mississippi (MS)

Mississippi (MS) flagMississippi (MS)#1432021#1972022#1322023

Oregon (OR)

Oregon (OR) flagOregon (OR)#2012021#1642022#1562023

Arkansas (AR)

Arkansas (AR) flagArkansas (AR)#812021#632022#1112023

Kansas (KS)

Kansas (KS) flagKansas (KS)#1422021#1182022#1342023

New Mexico (NM)

New Mexico (NM) flagNew Mexico (NM)#852021#2092022#1732023

West Virginia (WV)

West Virginia (WV) flagWest Virginia (WV)#1482021#2612022#3532023

Nevada (NV)

Nevada (NV) flagNevada (NV)#952021#1312022#1722023

Connecticut (CT)

Connecticut (CT) flagConnecticut (CT)#712021#592022#432023

Iowa (IA)

Iowa (IA) flagIowa (IA)#832021#1232022#1512023

Idaho (ID)

Idaho (ID) flagIdaho (ID)#1182021#932022#1362023

Nebraska (NE)

Nebraska (NE) flagNebraska (NE)#1572021#2132022#1682023

New Hampshire (NH)

New Hampshire (NH) flagNew Hampshire (NH)#632021#922022#1372023

Delaware (DE)

Delaware (DE) flagDelaware (DE)#422021#322022#252023

Maine (ME)

Maine (ME) flagMaine (ME)#1462021#1182022#1502023

Montana (MT)

Montana (MT) flagMontana (MT)#1662021#1262022#1522023

Alaska (AK)

Alaska (AK) flagAlaska (AK)#1272021#1142022#1652023

Rhode Island (RI)

Rhode Island (RI) flagRhode Island (RI)#632021#942022#562023

Hawaii (HI)

Hawaii (HI) flagHawaii (HI)#1012018#1792020#2202022

South Dakota (SD)

South Dakota (SD) flagSouth Dakota (SD)#2542021#1982022#1102023

North Dakota (ND)

North Dakota (ND) flagNorth Dakota (ND)#2462020#1072021#2192022

Vermont (VT)

Vermont (VT) flagVermont (VT)#532017#382018#832021

Wyoming (WY)

Wyoming (WY) flagWyoming (WY)#392015#1202016#1092017

District of Columbia (DC)

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Popularity Rankings for Savannah in other Countries and American Territories

(From the Most to Least Popular, Based on Rankings)

Popularity in Other American Territories

American Samoa flag American Samoa
Guam flag Guam
Northern Mariana Islands flag Northern Mariana Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands flag U.S. Virgin Islands

Other American Territories flagOther American Territories#612008#312015#222017

Popularity in Australia (NSW)

Australia (NSW) flagAustralia (NSW)#702021#702022#782023

Popularity in Canada

Canada flagCanada#1162021#1082022#2462023

Popularity in Scotland

Scotland flagScotland#1772021#1162022#1362023

Popularity in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland flagNorthern Ireland#1432021#1212022#1262023

Popularity in England and Wales

England and Wales flagEngland and Wales#1232019#1282020#1412021

Popularity in New Zealand

New Zealand flagNew Zealand#2612021#1582022#3242023

Popularity in Quebec, Canada

Quebec, Canada flagQuebec, Canada#2462020#2012021#2562022

Popularity in Ireland

Ireland flagIreland#2042021#2112022#2372023

Popularity in Norway

Norway flagNorway#3532021#4672022#4602023

Popularity in Poland

Poland flagPoland#5672017#4492018#4582023

Popularity in Sweden

Sweden flagSweden#9252022#6422023

Popularity in Switzerland

Switzerland flagSwitzerland#8232015#7642017#9622018

Source: Social Security Administration (SSA) and Other National Sources

Is Savannah a Name for Boys or Girls?

Savannah is a girl’s name. Its elegant and nature-inspired sound, along with its widespread use for girls, makes it an appealing choice for them.

Variants, Nicknames, Diminutives, and Ideal Middle Names for Savannah

Savannah in Famous People Names, Pop Culture, and Places

  • Savannah Guthrie (Journalist, born 1971): An American journalist and attorney, co-anchor of NBC's "Today" show.
  • Savannah Chrisley (Reality TV Star, born 1997): An American reality TV star known for her appearances on "Chrisley Knows Best."
  • Savannah Stevenson (Actress, born 1983): A British actress known for her role as Glinda in the West End production of "Wicked."
  • Savannah Marshall (Boxer, born 1991): A British professional boxer who has held the WBO female middleweight title.
  • Savannah Clarke (Singer, born 2003): An Australian singer and actress, member of the global pop group Now United.
  • Savannah Phillips (Royal, born 2010): The eldest great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and the first child of Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly.
  • Savannah Outen (Singer, born 1992): An American singer and songwriter who gained popularity through YouTube.
  • Savannah Wise (Actress, born 1984): An American actress known for her roles on Broadway and in television shows like "Smash."
  • Savannah Rose (Model, born 1994): An American model and social media influencer known for her work in the fashion industry.
  • Savannah Jayde (Actress, born 1994): An American actress known for her role in the TV series "Big Time Rush."
  • "Savannah" (1996 TV Series): Follows the lives and scandals of residents in the wealthy community of Savannah, Georgia.
  • Savannah Lynn Curtis ("Dear John," 2010 Film): A young woman who falls in love with a soldier and faces the challenges of a long-distance relationship.
  • "Savannah" (2013 Film): A historical drama about a man who lives on a houseboat and his experiences with the changing landscape of the South.
  • Savannah Robertson ("Savannah Smiles," 1982 Film): A young girl who runs away from home and is taken in by two ex-convicts.
  • "Savannah Breeze" (2006 Novel by Mary Kay Andrews): Follows the adventures of a woman starting over after a divorce and running a beachside hotel.
  • Savannah Knoop ("JT LeRoy," 2018 Film): Portrays the woman who spent six years pretending to be the celebrated author JT LeRoy.
  • "Savannah's Echo" (1995 Novel by Anne Mather): A romance novel about a woman dealing with love and betrayal.
  • Savannah ("Party of Five," 1994 TV Series): A recurring character who interacts with the main Salinger family.
  • "Savannah Blues" (2002 Novel by Mary Kay Andrews): Centers on an antiques dealer unraveling a mystery in Savannah, Georgia.
  • Savannah Dillon ("Teen Beach Movie," 2013 TV Film): A surfer girl who finds herself in a 1960s musical after being swept away by a wave.
  • Savannah ("The Real Housewives of Atlanta," 2008 TV Series): A socialite involved in the drama of high society in Atlanta.
  • "Savannah" (1988 Song by Relient K): A song reflecting on the memories and emotions tied to the city of Savannah.
  • Savannah City (Georgia, USA): A historic city known for its cobblestone streets, parks, and notable architecture.
  • Savannah River (Georgia/South Carolina, USA): A major river forming most of the border between the states of Georgia and South Carolina.
  • Savannah Park (Birmingham, UK): A public park offering green spaces and recreational facilities in Birmingham.
  • Savannah Bay (British Virgin Islands): A beautiful bay known for its clear waters and excellent snorkeling opportunities.
  • Savannah Township (Missouri, USA): A township in Andrew County, known for its agricultural landscape and community events.
  • Savannah Heights (Texas, USA): A residential area in San Antonio known for its family-friendly environment and amenities.
  • Savannah Wildlife Refuge (Georgia/South Carolina, USA): A national wildlife refuge providing habitat for a variety of species and offering visitor activities like bird watching and hiking.
  • Savannah Garden (New Jersey, USA): A community garden in Jersey City known for its vibrant plant life and community engagement.

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