Susan originates in Hebrew language and means "lily". It is an anglicized form of Susanna, ultimately derived from the Hebrew Shoshana. As a feminine given name, Susan was very popular in U.S. in the 20th century, in the 21st century the popularity has declined. Susanna makes several appearances in the Bible. In the Book of Daniel, she was a woman falsely accused of adultery. She is also mentioned in the Gospel of Luke, and associated with the ministry of Jesus of Nazareth. As a given name it became popular after the Protestant Reformation.