"flat tropical grassland"

Savannah Origin and Meaning

The name Savannah is a girl's name of Spanish origin meaning "flat tropical grassland".
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 OutenAmerican singer
  • Savannah MillerAmerican designer
  • Savannah (born Shannon Michelle Wilsey)American adult film actress
  • Savannah Clark GuthrieAmerican journalist
  • Savannah Janine "Savvy" ShieldsMiss America 2017
  • Savannah KingCanadian Olympic swimmer
  • Savannah Rose LeBrant (Soutas)American Social Media personality
  • Savannah ReadEnglish actress
  • Savannah Chrisleydaughter of reality TV personality Todd Chrisley of "Chrisley Knows Best"
  • Savannah Jordandaughter 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 Adsheaddaughter of director Chris Adshead and actress Shaunna O'Grady
  • Savannah Smithdaughter 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 greatgranddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II
  • Savannah O'Keefe (b. 2012)daughter of Australian rules footballer Ryan O'Keefe
  • Savannah Tannermiddle child/third daughter/4th child of Johnny and Sara Tanner, youtube family Yawi Vlogs and Tannerites
  • Savannah Elizabeth McCaskillAmerican soccer player

Savannah in Pop Culture

  • SavannahGeorgia, USA
  • Savannah Curtismain character in Nicholas Sparks' "Dear John"
  • Savannah Driscollmain character in 1982 film "Savannah Smiles"
  • Savannah Smilesa Girl Scout cookie
  • Savannah Kingcharacter in film "Red"
  • Savannah "Savi" Davischaracter on TV's "Mistresses"
  • Savannah Kinkirkdaughter of Lucy and Kevin on TV's "Seventh Heaven"
  • Savannah Snowcharacter in the "Caster Chronicles" books by Kami Garcia
  • Savannah Sinclaircharacter in Heather Vogel Frederick's "The Mother,Daughter Book Club"
  • Savannahcharacter in Aphmau's YouTube series "Phoenix Drop High"
  • Savannah Reedmain character in SophieGTV's LPS Popular
  • Savannah Constance Levinecharacter in "Women of the Otherworld" by Kelley Armstrong

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