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What does Sabrina mean?

Sabrina Pronunciation of Sabrina [sab-ri-na] as a girls' name is pronounced sa-BREE-nah. It is of Celtic origin. Mythology: the name of a Celtic maiden in a Welsh tale. In Celtic legend, Sabrina was the character who gave her name to the river Severn (in England). Known in modern times through the play and movie "Sabrina Fair". The name was used in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Associated with: tale (literary), river, england, play (opera), fair (beautiful), 19th century.


Sabrina has 11 variants: Breena, Brina, Sabreen, Sabreena, Sabrena, Sabrene, Sabrinna, Sabryna, Sebreena, Sebrina and Zabrina.

Affiliated girl name: Bree.

Creative forms:
(female) Sabrila, Sairina, ..

(male) Saberin, Sabrien, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sabrina Bentley (S.B.), ..

How popular is Sabrina?

Sabrina is a very prominent first name for females (#312 out of 4276, Top 7%) but an unusual last name for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Sabrina entered the list in 1950-1959 and reached its peak position of #53 in the U.S. in the year 1997, and is presently at #355. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sabrina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sabrina outside U.S.

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related girl names. Popular varying forms of Sabrina (#355 via latest list) are Bree (#1143 via latest list), Sabrena and Sebrina. These relations of Sabrina reached the peak of their popularity in the year 1997 (median #1346) and have become much less common since (#1374, 85% less usage), with the form Sabrina becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sabrina, Bree, Sabrena, Sebrina in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sabrina outside U.S.

Similar Names

Suggested similar names are Caprina, Carina, Carrina, Catrina, Darina, Farina, Gabrila (see Gabrielle), Gavrina, Karina, Karrina, Katrina, Larina, Laurina, Marina, Matrina, Patrina, Sabina, Sabine, Sabinna (see Sabina), Sabiny, Sabra, Sabyna (see Sabina), Sadina, Sahbina (see Sabina), Salina, Salvina, Sandrina, Sarena, Saria, Sarika, Sarina, Sarine, Sarinna, Sarita, Saryna, Satina, Savina, Sebina, Sefarina, Sefirina, Serina, Sharina, Sherina, Sipriana, Spring, Supriana, Sypriana, Tabina, Tarina, Taurina, Varina, Yarina and Zarina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sabrina.

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