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What does Severin mean?

Severin /sev-erin/ as a boys' name is pronounced SEV-er-in. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Severin is "stern". Variant of Severus, a saint's name. See also Soren.

Associated with: saint.


Severin has 5 variants: Severino, Severinus, Severo, Sevrin and Seweryn.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Saerin, Sevren, ..

(female) Severyl, Sevri, ..

How popular is Severin?

Severin is an uncommon given name for males but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#12334 out of 150436, Top 8%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is an analysis of the usage of the boy name Severin and affiliated names. Prominent varying forms of Severin (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Severo and Soren (#640 via latest list). These forms of Severin were popular in 2014 (average #1320). Soren is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Severo, Soren in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Severin and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Aherin, Beegin, Bevin, Bevvin, Derrin, Devin, Devlin, Evelin, Ferrin, Herin, Jerrin, Jevin, Jevvin (see Jevon), Keelin, Kevin, Levern, Levin, Nevin, Peregrin, Perrin, Peveril, Saverio, Savin, Sebarino (see Seferino), Sebert, Sedric, Sedrik, Seeton, Seferino, Seger, Selwin, Serafin, Severn, Severne, Sewerd, Sherif, Sherwin, Silverio, Simeron, Sleven, Stein, Stern, Steven, Svein, Sveinn, Sven, Terrin, Tevin, Yesenin and Zefarin. These names tend to be more frequently used than Severin.