Savannah Name Meaning & Origin

Savannah

Pronunciation: sah-VA-nə (key)

Origin of the name Savannah:

Derived from the Spanish savannah (a treeless plain).

From A World of Baby Names by Teresa Norman.

Related Names:

Savanna, Savana, Savanah

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Savvy, Sav, Anna, Vann, Vannah, Vanna, Zanna, San, Sanna, Sannah, Ana, Nanny, Vanny, Sav-Sav

Meanings and history of the name Savannah

It is of Spanish origin, and its meaning is "treeless plain" from Spanish sabana. The Spanish word was borrowed from the Taino word zabana.

The name "Savannah" comes from a group of Shawnee who migrated to Georgia in the 1680s. These Shawnee were called by several variant names such as Shawano, Savano, Savana, and Savannah. The name Savannah comes from Algonquian terms meaning "southerner" and perhaps "salt".

The name was derived from the English term "savanna", a kind of tropical grassland

A beautiful historic city in Georgia, often called the "hostess city", the oldest city in the state.

Famous real-life people named Savannah

Savannah Outen, American singer
Savannah Miller, American-English designer
Savannah Guthrie, American journalist
Savannah Montano, famous on social media such as Twitter
Savannah Chrisley, known for her family's reality show "Chrisley Knows Best" on network USA.
Savannah Anne Kathleen Phillips, Queen Elizabeth’s eldest great-granddaughter
Savannah LaBrant, Author, Entrepreneur, Fashion Designer, Photographer and YouTuber.

Savannah in song, story & screen

Movie -- 'Savannah Smiles' 1982, starring Bridgette Andersen as Savannah
Song-- 'Blue Savannah' by Erasure
Song -- 'Sweet Savannah' by Shooter Jennings (great song!)
Book and Movie -- "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks. the main's name is Savannah
Savannah Wingo character in the 1986 novel and 1991 film "The Prince of Tides"
Savannah Johnson character in the 1992 novel and 1995 film "Waiting to Exhale"
Savannah Barnett character in the t.v. show "Surface"
Savanna- a mean popular girl from "Rugrat's: All Grown up"
Savannah Camden-Kinkirk: Lucy and Kevin's infant daughter on last few seasons of 7th Heaven
Savannah Constance Levine Character in Kelley Armstrong The Women of the otherworld
Savannah, character in the Nickelodeon TV movie, Swindled
Savannah Sinclair, character in Heather Vogel Frederick's "The Mother-Daughter Book Club"

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