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Meaning and Origin of: Serra

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First name origins & meanings:

  • Spanish : Dangerous

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • Italian, Portuguese, and Catalan : topographic name from Italian, Portuguese, Catalan serra ‘ridge or chain of hills’ (Latin serra ‘saw’).
  • Italian : habitational name from any of various places named with serra ‘ridge’ (see 1 above), as for example Serra d’Aniello and Serra Pedace (Cosenza), Serra San Bruno (Vibo Valentia), Serracapriola (Foggia).
  • Catalan : habitational name from any of various places, in Valencia and Catalonia, named Serra or with Serra, as for example Serra d’Almos or Serra d’en Galceran.
  • Catalan (Serrà) : topographic name for somebody who lived by a sierra, from Catalan serrà, an adjective derived from serra ‘mountain range’.