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Origin, Meaning, And History Of Savannah

Savannah is of Spanish origin, and it means ‘treeless plain.’ It could be of Native American-Taino origin also. The Taino word ‘Zabana’ means ‘open plains’ or ‘grassy plains.’ Savannah is also the name of a coastal city in Georgia. It is Georgia’s first city and is separated from South Carolina by the River Savannah flowing through it. The meaning of the name suggests freedom and openness. The name conjures up images of the African prairies and the prairies of America.

Savannah has a strong connection with nature. It has a certain earthiness and ruggedness in its pronunciation, making it a popular choice among parents. It is also a nod to Georgia, and parents may consider this name for their daughters. The name has been around since the 1800s and enjoyed immense popularity between 1820 and 1920. In recent years, it is increasing in popularity for its unique nature and beautiful meaning.

There are a variety of nicknames that can be used for Savannah. Some of the most popular ones are Sav, Vana, Vannah, and Savi.  Autumn and Peter Phillips named their daughter Savannah. She is the first great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth. American actors Steven Seagal and Kelly LeBrock also named their daughter Savannah Seagal.

The name Savannah has been popular in the entertainment industry. The 2013 movie, Savannah, is based on a true story and a book Ward Allen: Savannah River Market Hunter, by American author John Eugene Cay Jr. It stars Jim Caviezel and Chiwetel Ejiofor. Racing Savannah is a book by Miranda Kenneally. It is a coming-of-age young adult book about a girl named Savannah who loves horses more than she likes boys.

There was a character named Savannah in Surface, a 2005 science fiction TV series. Savannah was the name of the characters in both books and movies Waiting to Exhale (1995) and The Prince of Tides (1991). There is a 1982 movie named Savannah Smiles too.


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Famous People With The Name Savannah

  • Savannah HaskeAmerican television and film actor and writer known for her role as Tatiana Deschenko in Third Watch
  • Savannah ChurchillAmerican Rhythm and Blues (R&B) singer known for her single “I Want To Be Loved (But Only By You)”
  • Savannah SmithAmerican basketball player from Dallas and part of the US national team that won gold in the 2012 Olympics
  • Savannah CristinaAmerican singer from Florida, famous for the viral song “Self Care”
  • Savannah BroadusAmerican tennis player who won the 2019 Wimbledon Girls Doubles

Names With Similar Sound As Savannah

If you like the name Savannah, you might also like these names that sound similar to it, but with different meanings.

Names With Similar Meaning As Savannah

Savannah is a name that evokes the feeling of freedom. Here are some more names that mean freedom and openness.

Name Numerology For Savannah

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