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Gender: F Meaning of Seraphina: "ardent; fiery" Origin of Seraphina: Hebrew

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Seraphina is the Number 2 most-searched name on Nameberry, yet is not quite yet in the overall U.S. Top 1000 — though we predict it won't be long before it will be solidly among its ranks. The highest-ranking angels, the six-winged seraphim, inspired the lovely name Seraphina, which was brought into the contemporary spotlight when chosen by high-profile parents Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck for their second daughter, following the influential choice of Violet for their first.

Latinate version Serafina is also getting some attention; the name is enjoying a style revival thanks to the current taste for strong, old-fashioned, yet elaborately feminine names. Seraphina has much in common with top choices Isabella, Sophia, and Olivia, and we predict it could be within the U.S. Top 100 in the next decade.

A variation, Seraphita, is the eponymous heroine of a Balzac novel.

For now, Seraphina remains a beautiful, distinctive choice. Other name ideas if you like Seraphina: Raphaela, Angelica, Serena, and Sabrina.

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Famous People Named Seraphina

Seraphina Rose Elizabeth (b. 2009), daughter of American actors Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck

Pop Culture References for the Name Seraphina

Seraphina Tortelli, eldest daughter of barmaid Carla Tortelli on the '80s sitcom 'Cheers'
Seraphina Dombegh, brilliant and headstrong heroine of Rachel Hartman's book 'Seraphina'
Seraphina ("Sera" for short), main character in 'Unremembered' by Jessica Brody
Misses Seraphina and Angelica Arthuret, "the Vestals of Fair-ladies" in Sir Walter Scott's 'Redgauntlet' (1824)
Seraphina, daughter of Mr and Mrs Tiffany in Anna Cora Mowatt's mid-19th-century comedy 'Fashion' (1845; successfully revived in 1958)
Seraphina, heroine of Jemmy Lirriper's tale in 'Mrs Lirriper's Lodgings and Legacy' (1864) by Charles Dickens
Seraphina, cat from the movie 'Barbie and the Princess and the Pauper'
Sarafina, mother to Nala, Simba's childhood playmate and eventual mate from Disney's The Lion King
Seraphina - heroine & wife of Kelvin Ward in Barbara Cartland's book The Frightened Bride
Seraphina- Villain in Beautiful Creatures

Fina, Sarafina, Serafine, Seraphe, Seraphin, Seraphita, Serapia, Serofina, Serophine

Seraphina's International Variations

Séraphine (French) Fimochka, Sima, Seraphima, Fima (Russian) Serafina (Spanish)