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Gender: Female Meaning of Zuzu: "lily" Origin of Zuzu: Czech diminutive of Susan

The name Zuzu is a girl's name of Czech origin meaning "lily". Zuzu and is often added to lists like Movie Character Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Love, Like, Lose -- Outlandish/Guilty Pleasures edition!".

From the experts:

Zuzu is heard every Christmas as the name of Jimmy Stewart's little girl in "It's a Wonderful Life." Hard to think of a nickname name with more sizzle.

"Top Chef" 's Tania Peterson named her daughter Zuzu Audrey.

Find other names based on Zuzu using our baby name generator.

Famous People Named Zuzu

Zuzu Angel (born Zuleika Angel Jones), Brazilian fashion designer
Arizona "Zuzu" O'Neill, girl mentioned by Jonathan Goldstein's on his radio show WireTap
A.D. "Zuzu" Bollin, American male blues guitarist
Zuzu Audrey Peterson (b. 2011), daughter of TV chef Tania Peterson

Pop Culture References for the name Zuzu

Zuzu Bailey, youngest daughter in film "It's a Wonderful Life"
Zuzu, nickname of male character Zuko on animated TV series "Avatar: The Last Airbender"
Zuzu, nickname used for April Ludgate by her parents on TV's "Parks & Recreation"
"Zuzu & the Supernuffs," Australian animated series
Zuzu, word for urine in Luganda


I'm Dakota Says:


I loved them but they would always stopped working. :(

MariposaButterflyaway Says:


Used to be my nickname as a kid. My name's Zara. Don't use this as a full name please

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Skittlewiddles Says:


I am sorry all. This just sounds like a dog's name and I cannot shake it for being anything but.

EW314 Says:


LOVE this as a nickname for Susannah!

RoddyThlayli Says:


A cousin of mine used to be really obsessed with this name, I think because of the hamster (?) toys. It's not really my thing, but it's not bad.

PineWarrior Says:


. . . Zuzu pets, anyone?

Imnotputtingmynameonline Says:


I know someone named Greta who has this nickname. Lets just say that particular person has ruined this for me as an always used nickname, but as a pet name its really sweet! Considering it for a Savannah or Susanna nickname. Two of my favorite names, and I love it because I am Czech!

vintageluvs Says:


Cute nickname for Susan and her variants. How could I miss such a wonderful alternative to Sue/Susie? I was fully on board with using Sukey, but now... reconsidering using Zuzu. I'm Czech as well, so that might have something to do with this conversion.

Addie88 Says:


Incrediblely cute, with a wonderful, wholesome reference.

raevynstar Says:


I always loved this name. until I heard the Luganda meaning. Try Ziva instead!