Is Your Name CEO-Worthy?

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SUSAN

Ethical-caring: 73
Popular-fun: 79
Success: 98
Overall: 93

An extremely popular name in the 1950s, Susan (as in Kidd, pictured here, from DRT Strategies) has since dropped off in popularity, but not among our Inc. 5000 CEOs. Susan was originally derived from the Hebrew name Soshana, meaning "lily" or "rose." Susan has a powerful connotation for female leaders: One of the most famous civil rights activists of all-time, Susan B. Anthony, dedicated her life to women's rights and eventually won for her cause when Congress passed the 19th Amendment in 1919, guaranteeing suffrage to women. Other famous Susans include Lucci, Komen, and Sarandon.