Sabrina - girls name

Sabrina name popularity, meaning and origin

Name Popularity: 91%

Sabrina name meaning:

The name Sabrina is of Celtic origin and has several interpretations. One meaning suggests that it is derived from the Welsh word “Hafren,” which refers to the River Severn in England. The name became associated with the river due to a legendary character named Sabrina, who was said to be a nymph or a water goddess living in the river. In this context, the name Sabrina could be interpreted as "from the River Severn" or "belonging to the river."

On the other hand, Sabrina is also considered a Latinized form of the name Habren, which might have been influenced by the Latin word "sabrinus," meaning "from the Sabines." The Sabines were an ancient Italian people, and their name is believed to derive from the Latin word "sabulum," meaning "gritty" or "sandy."

Overall, the name Sabrina carries a sense of connection to water, whether it be a specific river or the concept of nymphs and water goddesses. It is a name that evokes a sense of beauty and enchantment, as well as the power and vitality associated with flowing water.

Origin: Latin

From the border.

Related names

Sabrina , Zabrina, Zavrina

Other girls names beginning with S


Overall UK ranking: 478 out of 5581

88 recorded births last year

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    Regional popularity

    Ranking for this name in various UK regions

  • Scotland (1010)

Historical popularity of Sabrina

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