Meaning: Grassy plain
Alternate spellings: Savanah, Savanna, Vanna
Parents can treat this one as a location name – one that denotes Savannah, Georgia, or maybe the savannah in Africa – but that’s not its origin. It comes from a Spanish word that means “grassy plain,” a meaning that paints a brilliant picture in parents’ minds and does partial justice to the beauty of the African savannah. The name has swept the chart in recent years. After a long period of rising and falling popularity, this never-famous name has risen to the top 50 since 1996. Savannah is stylish and has that chic V that parents are desperately seeking, so it’s no surprise that it’s all the rage today.
By The Numbers
U.S. Rank by Year
Rank of Similar Names in 2008