What Does The Name Sue Mean?


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Sue is a name for girls. It is a variant of the name Susan. Thus this name is popular as a first name and also as a nickname for girls with name like Susan, Suellen etc. This word is also very common and well-known as a surname. This name is attributed with Hebrew origins and indicates lily when translated into English.

Sue is name found more among Americans. It is a derivation of Susannah which later became Susan and was further shortened into Sue. Thus indirectly this name has biblical connotations and is a diminutive of Susannah, a courageous lady in the Bible who defended herself against a wrongful accusation. It might have also been taken from the biblical city named Susa which was famous for its white lilies which explains the associations of the name Sue with the flower.

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