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Gender: F Meaning of Savannah: "flat tropical grassland" Origin of Savannah: Spanish Savannah's Popularity in 2014: #39

A place name with a deep Southern accent, the once-obscure Savannah shot to fame, with others of its genre, on the heels of the best seller Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil, which was set in the mossy Georgia city of Savannah--perhaps as a substitute for the no longer fresh Samantha.

. Before that, there were Savannahs in the novel and movieThe Prince of Tides, in the Terry McMillan hit novel and film Waiting to Exhale, played by Whitney Houston and, even earlier, in a 1982 movie called Savannah Smiles.

Savannah has actually been on the popularity list since records started being kept in the 1880's; she's been in the Top 100 since 1993 and is now at a high Number 39. Desperate Housewives' Marcia Cross chose Savannah for her twin daughter, and it's the name of Queen Elizabeth's first great-grandchild. And Savannah Guthrie can be seen every morning on the Today Show.

Famous People Named Savannah

Savannah Outen, American singer
Savannah Miller, American designer
Savannah Clark Guthrie, American journalist
Savannah King, Canadian Olympic swimmer
Savannah (born Shannon Michelle Wilsey), American adult film actress
Savannah Rose Mahoney, daughter of actress Marcia Cross; twin sister of Eden
Savannah Anne Kathleen Phillips, eldest great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh
Savannah Seagal, daughter of actor Steven Seagal
Savannah Jane Masche, sextuplet on reality TV series "Raising Sextuplets"

Pop Culture References for the name Savannah

Savannah, Georgia, USA
Savannah Curtis, main character in Nicholas Sparks' "Dear John"
Savannah Driscoll, main character in 1982 film "Savannah Smiles"
Savannah Smiles, a Girl Scout cookie
Savannah King, character in film "Red"
Savannah "Savi" Davis, character on TV's "Mistresses"
Savannah Kinkirk, Daughter of Lucy and Kevin on TV's "Seventh Heaven"
Savannah Snow, character in the "Caster Chronicles" books by Kami Garcia
Savannah Sinclair, character in Heather Vogel Frederick's "The Mother-Daughter Book Club"