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Gender: F Meaning of Shoshana: "lily" Origin of Shoshana: Hebrew

This is an exotic and lovely form of Susannah commonly heard in Israel. Shoshana Shaunbaum--nicknamed Shosh-- is the character played by Zosia Mamet on the hit HBO series Girls—a fact that could give the name an upward thrust.

And there are other recent references. She's a noble figure in Quentin Tarantino's 2009 film Inglorious Basterds, and Shoshannah Stern was a character on the TV show Weeds.

Shoshanna Lonstein is a designer, founder of the label Shoshanna.

Famous People Named Shoshana

Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, American fashion designer
Shoshana Bean, American actress and singer

Pop Culture References for the name Shoshana

Shoshana, daughter of Waverly in the novel "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan
Shoshanna SHAPIRO, a main character on the American TV series "Girls," played by Zosia Mamet
Shoshanna Schoenbaum, an alter that lives in the body of Tara from the American TV show "United States of Tara"
Shoshana Dreyfus, a character in Inglourious Basterds

Shoshana's International Variations

Xuxa (Basque) Shosha (Yiddish)