Meaning and Origin of Severn - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Severn

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Boy name origins & meanings:

  • Old English : From the sea

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Family name origins & meanings:

  • English : from a personal name equivalent to Severin.
  • English : topographic name from the river Severn, which flows from Wales through much of western England to the Bristol Channel. The river name is recorded as early as the 2nd century ad in the form Sabrina. This is one of Britain’s most ancient river names; the original meaning is uncertain, but it may have been ‘slow-moving’.