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Gender: Female Meaning of Savannah: "flat tropical grassland" Origin of Savannah: Spanish Savannah's Popularity in 2017: #38

The name Savannah is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "flat tropical grassland". Savannah is ranked #38 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Royal Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Adding Then Eliminating -- Girls Themed".

From the experts:

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. Originally a substitute for the overused Samantha, Savannah is now becoming overused itself, long among the top girls' names starting with S.

Before that, there were Savannahs in the novel and movie The 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. 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.

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Famous People Named Savannah

Savannah Outen, American singer
Savannah Miller, American designer
Savannah (born Shannon Michelle Wilsey), American adult film actress
Savannah Clark Guthrie, American journalist
Savannah Janine "Savvy" Shields, Miss America 2017
Savannah King, Canadian Olympic swimmer
Savannah Rose LeBrant (Soutas), American Social Media personality
Savannah Read, English actress
Savannah Chrisley, daughter of reality TV personality Todd Chrisley of "Chrisley Knows Best"
Savannah Jordan, daughter of musician and reality TV personality Stevie J ("Leave It to Stevie")
Savannah Jane Buffett (b. 1979), daughter of singer Jimmy Buffett
Savannah Birnbaum (b. 1995), daughter of model Janice Dickinson and Michael Birnbaum
Savannah Seagal (b. 1996), daughter of actor Steven Seagal
Savannah Baffert (b. 1998), daughter of horse racing trainer Bob Baffert
Savannah Gibson (b. 1999), daughter of singers Daisy Dern and Dave Gibson
Savannah Adshead, daughter of director Chris Adshead and actress Shaunna O'Grady
Savannah Smith, daughter of actor Rex Smith
Savannah Jean Anderson (b. 2003), daughter of singer Coffey Anderson
Savannah Jane Masche (b. 2007), sextuplet on reality TV series "Raising Sextuplets"
Savannah Rose Mahoney (b. 2007), daughter of actress Marcia Cross; twin sister of Eden Geneva
Savannah Gail Worley (b. 2008), daughter of singer Darryl Worley
Savannah Anne Kathleen Phillips (b. 2010); daughter of Peter Phillips; eldest great-granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II
Savannah O'Keefe (b. 2012), daughter of Australian rules footballer Ryan O'Keefe
Savannah Tanner, middle child/third daughter/4th child of Johnny and Sara Tanner, youtube family Yawi Vlogs and Tannerites

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"
Savannah, character in Aphmau's YouTube series "Phoenix Drop High"
Savannah Reed, main character in SophieGTV's LPS Popular
Savannah Constance Levine, character in "Women of the Otherworld" by Kelley Armstrong


Lippy Jean Says:


LOVE that!! Savannah Lily sounds adorable!!!!!!!

NameLover 11 Says:


i ADORE this name. Thoughts on the combo Savannah Lily??

lindseylou89 Says:


Savannah :)

sas123 Says:


Savannah or Addison?

hermioneameliastyles Says:


I've met two Savannah's in my life and the both give positivity to the name. I love this name for a little country girl.

actingfun Says:


I don't know what it is about this name, but I love it. I prefer the spelling Savanna, but this is also very pretty. I'm not a huge fan of how popular it is, but I love it anyway.

Hylian Wizard Says:


I feel the same. It's not really a name I like, but a solid choice if you want something familiar. The reason I don't like Savannah too much is only because of how much it's overused.

Lena_Aline Says:


Along with Ashley, stereotypical name for a mean, popular girl.

Michaela Says:


Could this get any more dull and repetitious?

Lola Says:


I ♥ this name!
Although I might use the less popular and more straight forward spelling Savanna... Both are cute


britnamy Says:


Went to school with so many Savannah's i had three in my 2nd grade class.

Rachel Kent Says:


Scarlett's or Savannah mmm decisions 💕 xx

luella_madison Says:


It's pretty common where I live (which is close to the actual city), but it's nice. One of the four I know goes by Savvy, not a nickname you hear often.

GuineapigGirl15 Says:


I LOVE this sounds so,so,so,so,SO pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DolphinLover17 Says:


I love this name! I think it is so beautiful.

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


A. I Love this name! B. It reminds me more of the African Savannah than the U.S city.

raevynstar Says:


Not the most original, but not bad.