- I am from Atlanta, Georgia. When I was a kid, trips to Savannah were special times for my family. It brings to mind images of huge Live Oaks, Spanish moss, and beautiful parks and architecture. Also, when I think of a child named Savannah, I see a little girl in a cotton dress picking berries on a country road with the sun shining in her hair.
- What a beautiful name! When I think of it I see mountains and deserts. This name is not to overused and very unique. I love the middle name Brielle because this name is also unique and feminine.
- I also like place names, and I think this name is very graceful, and my favorite of the place names.
- I love this name. I just think of it as a southern name and I love the south. And it isn't common. There is only one girl in my school with it. It's another pretty alternative to Sarah.
- a nice scene comes to mind when i say this name. The sun gleaming on the hot sand. A great name for a little girl.
- I was born and raised and still live in the urban South. I love it dearly. This name is as Southern as it gets without being "country" or "hickish".
- Savannah Blue: Savannah itself is not that great, but combined with Blue, it kinda takes of a mystical sound.
- Savannah Carin: I like how the name flows. Its so beautiful, and i have liked since i was little.
- Savannah Ray: I am 14 weeks along and my husband and I have decided on Savannah Ray.
- Savannah Starr: I love this name because it makes a word picture. I can just imagine a grass plain at night with the stars glowing all bright. Beautiful!
This name came into public view with the 1982 film Savannah Smiles, about a little rich girl who runs away from home and ends up with two bumbling jailbreakers. Savannah rose to popularity with the popularity of other place names, like Dakota, Madison, etc.
Savannah's popularity in the USA rode in with the trend of using place names as first names in the 80s and 90s (witness Dakota, Madison, London etc). The place name Savannah in Georgia was named because the name "Savannah" means "Shawnee"--deriving from the Muskoghean Indian word Sawanoki, the native name of the Shawnees.
See Also: Savanna
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