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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.

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Famous People Named Shoshana

Shoshana Zuboff, American academic
Shoshana Elise Bean, American actress and singer
Shoshana Damari, Yemeni-Israeli singer known as "The Queen of Hebrew Music"
Rosalia Gillelovna "Shoshana" Persitz, Ukrainian-born Israeli Zionist leader
Shoshana Rudiakov, Latvian pianist
Shoshana Nyree Johnson, American soldier and POW

Pop Culture References for the name Shoshana

Shoshana Schoenbaum, alter ego of the main character on TV's "United States of Tara"
Shoshanna Shapiro (not Shaunbaum), Zosia Mamet's character on Girls
Shoshana, daughter of Waverly in "The Joy Luck Club" by Amy Tan

Shoshana's International Variations

Xuxa (Basque) Shosha (Yiddish)