|Related Names:||Serafina, Seraphine, Serophine, Serofina, Seraphe, Serafine, Sarafina, Seraphinus, Serafima, Sima, Fima, Fimochka, Serafino, Fina, -ina|
ORIGIN AND HISTORY
The name Seraphina derives from the Hebrew seraphim (שׂרפים), meaning "burning ones" or "fiery ones." Seraphim is the plural of Seraph, a type of angel in Judeo-Christian tradition. The Seraphim appear in the Bible, and are described as six-winged angels who guard the divine throne. The Seraphim are considered the highest-ranking angels.
In Late Roman times, the name Seraphinus emerged, and this name eventually morphed into the modern name Seraphina.
In the United States, Seraphina is an uncommon girl's name. It has not appeared in the top 1000 most popular names list during any recorded year.
- Saint Seraphina was a young Italian girl who was deformed by a strange illness. Her feast day is March 12th.
- Blessed Seraphina Sforza was a 15th century Italian woman who entered the order of the Poor Clares when her husband would not lead a righteous life. Her feast day is September 9th.
- According to Urban Dictionary, Seraphina may be used as a term for a man's "dream woman," or it may be used to mean a strong and independent woman.
- Seraphina Restaurant, New York
- Serafina Osteria & Enoteca, Seattle
- Belly Dance, Las Vegas, Nevada
- Seraphina Couture
- Seraphina Shawl: crochet pattern
- Seraphina Rose Elizabeth Affleck: daughter of actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck
- Seraphina Landgrebe: photographer
Author: Sarena Ulibarri
|Meaning||fiery ones +|
|Meaningnc||fiery ones +|
|Origin||Latin +, and Hebrew +|
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|Related||Serafina +, Seraphine +, Serophine +, Serofina +, Seraphe +, Serafine +, Sarafina +, Seraphinus +, Serafima +, Sima +, Fima +, Fimochka +, Serafino +, Fina +, and -ina +|