This name comes from the Native American (Arawakan, Arawak), from the Taíno word “zabana”, meaning “from the open plain”. Taíno is a principal language of the Caribbean islands. According to United States Social Security card applications in 2007, the name Savannah ranked 30th out of the top 100 names chosen by parents for their baby girls. 1) Savannah is the oldest city in the U.S. state of Georgia and the county seat of Chatham County. Established in 1733, the city of Savannah became the British colonial capital of the Province of Georgia and later the first state capital of Georgia. 2) A Savannah cat is a cross between a domestic cat and the serval, a medium-sized, large-eared wild African cat.