Popularity in the US: No. 39
Meaning: Large, grassy plain
You have to say Savannah with a long, slow emphasis on the second syllable to sound like a real Southerner — can you say "drawl"? Popular Southern girl's names are shared by, or inspired by, colorful, cities that lie below the Mason-Dixon Line, like Savannah, Georgia. The warm and sunny name derives from Native American Taino term for open grasslands. Sing "Savannah Fare You Well," a little Jimmy Buffett number, for her lullaby — his daughter's name is Savannah, too.
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