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What does Severin mean?

Severin Pronunciation of 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.

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

(female) Severyl, Sevri, ..

Middle name pairings:
Severin Denver (S.D.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Prominent varying forms of Severin (outside Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Severo and Soren (#577 via latest list). These forms of Severin were popular in 2015 (average #1288). Soren is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns here. (2015 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.

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