Name for today- Seraphine

French. French form of SERAPHINA. Feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim which was Hebrew in origin and meant “fiery ones”. The seraphim were an order of angels, described by Isaiah in the Bible as having six wings each. This was the name of a 13th-century Italian saint who made clothes for the poor. As an English name, it has never been common. (

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  1. 1

    shay120 said,

    This is really pretty. I do fear Seraphina will become popular now that Ben Affleck and Jennifer Garner used it.

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      babynamelover said,

      How old is Seraphina now though? Violet become quite popular straight after she was named but I haven’t heard of many Seraphines.

      Even in the USA
      “Seraphine is not in the top 1000 names for any year of birth in the last 9 years.
      Please enter another name”

      Is it in the French top 100? I can never find the France top 100, 2008.

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    Bewildertrix said,

    I prefer Séraphie. It’s nice though. Popularity shouldn’t be a great concern, especially where we live. It’s far to frilly and OTT for most people.

    • 4

      babynamelover said,

      Seraphie is pretty is it said the same? Theres an artist Seraphine Pick. I will put some pics up. Hubby used to like it but he says the Sarah bit at the start is boring.

      • 5

        Bewildertrix said,

        SEH rah fee. The é is similar to an AY sound although it’s not quite that simple.

        11 Seraphinas and 13 Serafinas born in England last year. Also, 2 Sarafinas and 1 Saraphina.

      • 6

        babynamelover said,

        Ooh thats really pretty! like a fairy name 🙂 Is Saraphina/Sarafina just a different spelling? is it a legit one?
        Thats not terribly many of them.

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