Shoshana Origin and Meaning

The name Shoshana is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "lily".

This is a rare and lovely form of Susannah commonly heard in Israel. Shoshana Shapiro — 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.

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Famous People Named Shoshana

  • Shoshana ZuboffAmerican academic
  • Shoshana Elise BeanAmerican actress and singer
  • Shoshana DamariYemeni,Israeli singer known as "The Queen of Hebrew Music"
  • Rosalia Gillelovna "Shoshana" PersitzUkrainian,born Israeli Zionist leader
  • Shoshana RudiakovLatvian pianist
  • Shoshana Nyree JohnsonAmerican soldier and POW

Shoshana in Pop Culture

  • Shoshana Schoenbaumalter ego of the main character on TV's "United States of Tara"
  • Shoshanadaughter of Waverly in "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan