Sue, A Name After A Flower

The name Sue, is the shortened form of the name Susan.

A name of Hebrew origin, the meaning of Sue is “Lily”, a unique plant with broad scarlet coloured flowers. Susan, is also of biblical importance, for the biblical city of Susa, a city in Persia, was known for its bountiful beautiful lillies.


A name predominantly given to the female gender, Susan was most popular in the year 1954, with over 23 million people in the United States alone bearing the name. Recently ranked far below the 500 most popular girl names in both 2016 and 2017, Susan is currently the 1,886th most popular name in the world, and 1490th in the year 2016. Depending on who you ask, its lack of popularity of sue is either of good or bad connotations.

Famous People with the name Sue

While there are a few who will feel uneasy that their name is not wide spread or popular, there are newborn mothers who will see it as a unique name for their precious new baby girl.

While Sue might not be a popular name, there are a several accomplished and highly celebrated women who bear the name. A primary example would be the renowned tennis player Sue Barker won eleven WTA Tour singles titles, including one Grand Slam singles title during the 1976 French Open. Not only is she recognised as one of the greater tennis players, she has also translated her success into broadcasting. Sue Barker is currently one of the leading broadcasters at the BBC.

Sue Perkins is another famous English celebrity. She is best know as a comedian who worked as a presenter on ‘The Great British Bake Off’.

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