[ 3 syll. sa-van-nah, sav-ann-ah ] The baby girl name Savannah is pronounced as Saa-VAA-Naa- †. Savannah is primarily used in English and its language of origin is also English. It is from the elements 'savannah' ; 'zabana' meaning savannah. The name is derived from the common English word for a flat grassland; the word itself is of Native American origin.
The name Savannah is widely used; it has 31 forms that are used in English and other languages. English forms include Sahvannah, Sav, Savan, Savana, Savane, Savann, Savanne, Savanneh, Savauna, Savona, Savonna, Savonnah, Savonne, Savvy, Sevan, Sevana, Sevanah, Sevanh, Sevann, Sevanna, Sevannah, Svannah, Zavanna, and Zavannah. Other English forms include the pet form Vanna (used in Italian too), and the spelling variants Savanah, Savanha, Savanna, Savannha, and Savhanna. A form of Savannah used in other languages is the Latin Sabana.
Savannah is a very popular baby name for girls. The name increased in popularity from the 1980s up to the 1990s. At the height of its usage in 1996, 0.365% of baby girls were named Savannah. Its ranking then was #43. The baby name has since experienced a fall in frequency. In 2018, its usage was 0.257% and its ranking #45, but it was nevertheless the most popular within all girl names in its group. In 2018, Savannah was more frequently used than the next ranked name, Savanna, by 9 times.
Baby names that sound like Savannah include Savanah, Sabeen, Sabina, Sabiny, Savana, Savanna, Savina, Sefina, Shavone, Shavonni, Shavonnie, Shevani, Shevone, Shibani, Shivani, Shivanie, Shobhana, Siavon, Sivana, and Sabin.
† Pronunciation for Savannah: S as in "see (S.IY)" ; AA as in "odd (AA.D)" ; V as in "vow (V.AW)" ; N as in "knee (N.IY)"