Savannah Name Meaning

Savannah is a name of freedom and nature thanks to her meaning “large, grassy plain.” She’s isn’t bound to one style, free to mix and mingle between name crowds with her versatile fit.

Savannah is of course a nature name, bringing to mind the massive flat fields of Africa and the American prairie. She isn’t as flashy as Ruby or Diamond, but she’s just as beautiful. Her -annah ending makes her feel like an updated version of old classics Hannah and Anna, with her trendy S- start on-trend with Sadie and Skylar.

Savannah may be beautiful, but she’s also strong. She isn’t as dainty as other girl names, rugged in part due to her earthy origins. Savannah isn’t one to shy away from getting her hands dirty and wears well on a policewoman and teacher alike.

Savannah is also a sneaky place name choice for those looking to follow the trend set by more obvious choices like Brooklyn, Indiana, and Paris. Southerners especially will love Savannah, as she’s a subtle nod towards their roots thanks to the sleepy historic Georgia city.

The name does come with the alternate spelling of Savanna as well as several nicknames including Sav, Savi, and Vannah.

Infographic of Savannah name meaning, which is Savannah is the English word for a large, grassy plain.
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Savannah Name Popularity

How popular is the name Savannah? Here’s everything we know.

  • In 2018 Savannah was the 45th most popular girls name, representing 0.3445% of girl births in the U.S.

  • Since 1910 Savannah has been the 211th most popular girls name, representing 0.1115% of girl births in the U.S.

Year Rank # Births % Births
1910 455 43 0.0122%
1911 551 25 0.0067%
1912 544 43 0.0085%
1913 698 25 0.0044%
1914 666 38 0.0055%
1915 725 45 0.005%
1916 741 47 0.0049%
1917 681 61 0.0061%
1918 749 53 0.0049%
1919 688 63 0.006%
1920 691 70 0.0063%
1921 738 61 0.0053%
1922 794 49 0.0044%
1923 1,014 24 0.0021%
1924 737 64 0.0055%
1925 776 53 0.0047%
1926 881 36 0.0033%
1927 879 38 0.0034%
1928 785 47 0.0044%
1929 934 27 0.0026%
1930 1,075 18 0.0017%
1931 858 30 0.003%
1932 1,025 18 0.0018%
1933 1,097 14 0.0015%
1934 841 30 0.0031%
1935 929 23 0.0024%
1936 919 23 0.0024%
1937 1,007 19 0.0019%
1938 1,407 6 0.0006%
1939 936 23 0.0023%
1940 1,026 19 0.0018%
1941 1,023 20 0.0018%
1942 1,436 7 0.0006%
1943 1,467 7 0.0005%
1944 1,177 16 0.0013%
1945 1,114 18 0.0015%
1946 1,412 11 0.0007%
1947 1,160 25 0.0015%
1948 0 0%
1949 1,460 11 0.0007%
1950 1,434 12 0.0007%
1951 1,403 14 0.0008%
1952 1,933 5 0.0003%
1953 2,105 5 0.0003%
1954 1,797 7 0.0004%
1955 2,120 5 0.0003%
1956 1,627 12 0.0006%
1957 1,764 10 0.0005%
1958 0 0%
1959 0 0%
1960 2,357 5 0.0003%
1961 0 0%
1962 2,230 5 0.0003%
1963 0 0%
1964 0 0%
1965 0 0%
1966 0 0%
1967 0 0%
1968 0 0%
1969 0 0%
1970 2,433 6 0.0004%
1971 0 0%
1972 0 0%
1973 0 0%
1974 0 0%
1975 0 0%
1976 0 0%
1977 2,769 5 0.0004%
1978 0 0%
1979 2,841 5 0.0004%
1980 2,216 12 0.0008%
1981 0 0%
1982 1,134 70 0.0047%
1983 458 402 0.0272%
1984 271 853 0.0573%
1985 200 1,302 0.0858%
1986 155 1,806 0.1196%
1987 186 1,455 0.0953%
1988 198 1,300 0.0834%
1989 205 1,276 0.0791%
1990 205 1,380 0.0833%
1991 180 1,633 0.1002%
1992 141 2,174 0.1362%
1993 96 3,337 0.214%
1994 82 4,385 0.2857%
1995 68 4,900 0.3251%
1996 43 6,998 0.4674%
1997 47 6,578 0.4448%
1998 44 6,459 0.4315%
1999 42 6,805 0.4544%
2000 37 7,099 0.4647%
2001 42 6,734 0.4469%
2002 39 6,580 0.4391%
2003 41 6,150 0.4043%
2004 41 5,811 0.3813%
2005 35 6,477 0.4236%
2006 30 7,088 0.4527%
2007 30 7,043 0.4464%
2008 33 6,122 0.3961%
2009 39 5,594 0.3743%
2010 44 5,371 0.3727%
2011 41 5,446 0.3823%
2012 42 5,190 0.3642%
2013 36 5,241 0.3681%
2014 38 5,472 0.3756%
2015 38 5,444 0.3742%
2016 38 5,358 0.3716%
2017 38 5,222 0.3742%
2018 45 4,733 0.3445%

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Names Like Savannah

If you like Savannah, you’ll love these other names like Savannah.


What names are diminutives of Savannah?

A diminutive is a name that’s like Savannah sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Savannah, but shorter.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Savvy

Smart

American

#2,776 (0.0007%)  
Vanna

Golden

Asian

#2,586 (0.0009%)  

What names are variants of Savannah?

Mix it up with these names that are a variation of the name Savannah.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Savana

Treeless plain

Spanish

#2,251 (0.0015%)  
Savanah

Treeless plain

Spanish

#2,147 (0.0017%)  
Savanha

Treeless plain

Spanish

Savanna

Treeless plain

Spanish

#565 (0.0344%)  
Savannha

Treeless plain

Spanish

Savhanna

Treeless plain

Spanish

Savonna

Treeless plain

Spanish

Savonne

Treeless plain

Spanish

Sevanna

Treeless plain

Spanish


What names sound like Savannah?

If you like how Savannah sounds, you might also like these names that sound like Savannah.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Anna

Gracious

Hebrew

#54 (0.301%)  
Hannah

Grace

Hebrew

#33 (0.409%)  
Sabina

Sabine

Latin

#1,545 (0.0046%)  
Sahara

Desert

Arabic

#1,450 (0.0053%)  
Savina

Sabine

Latin

#3,041 (0.0004%)  
Savine

Sabine

Latin

Syvonne

God is gracious

Irish

Xavienna

Bright, splendid; new house

Spanish

Zahara

Flowering; shining

Hebrew

#1,272 (0.0073%)  

What names are similar to Savannah?

Find a name that’s like Savannah, but just a little bit different.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Brooklyn

Broken land

English

#47 (0.3356%)  
Charlotte

Free man

French

#6 (0.9419%)  
Hailey

Hay meadow

English

#79 (0.2505%)  
Harper

Harp Player

English

#9 (0.7702%)  
London

From the great river

English

#176 (0.1173%)  
Mesa

Table

Spanish

Riley

Rye clearing

Irish

#28 (0.435%)  
Sadie

Princess

Hebrew

#87 (0.2363%)  
Sienna

Reddish brown

English

#183 (0.1138%)  
Sierra

Saw

Spanish

#433 (0.0485%)  

Lists With Savannah

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Siblings of Savannah

Mamas with kids named Savannah also have kids with these names.

Name Meaning Origin Popularity Other Gender
Kloe

Green shoot

Greek

#2,428 (0.0012%)  
Madilynn

Combination of traditional Madiline and the Lynn.

Unknown

#533 (0.0369%)  

7 Comments

  1. I love my name!?

  2. Love my little girl

  3. Her dad named her Savannah Rain.

  4. I left her step sister pick her name since it is her first and only sister

  5. My husband’s and my names both start with S. So we chose to name all of our kids to start with S as well

  6. I got her name from Savannah Chrisley.
    I absolutely love the name.

  7. I went through baby girl names. Savannah just popped out at me and made me smile when I said it aloud. I brought the name up to her Dad and he loved it!


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