Meaning and Origin of: Severin

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First name origins & meanings:

  • English : River in England
  • French : Severe

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Last name origin & meaning:

  • French (Séverin), Italian (Venice), German, Swedish, etc. : from a personal name, Latin Severinus, from the same root as Severus (see Severe). This was borne by several early Christian saints, including bishops of Trier (2nd century), Cologne (4th century), Bordeaux (5th century), and Santempeda (6th century), and hermits of Paris (6th century) and Tivoli (8th century), as well as a 5th-century apostle of Austria.
  • Reduced form of Ashkenazic Jewish Severinovsky, a habitational name for someone from Severinovka in Ukraine.