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Sabina

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Gender: Female Pronunciation: sa-BEE-na Meaning of Sabina: "Sabine" Origin of Sabina: Latin

The name Sabina is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "Sabine". Sabina and is often added to lists like Ancient Roman Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Sabina is a sleek but neglected name (possibly due to The Rape of the Sabine Women) from an ancient Roman tribal name that's well worth consideration. The equally alluring Sabine is heard in France. Related names include the more popular Sabrina or Serena. All are equally lovely. There have been characters named Sabina in Thornton Wilder's play The Skin of Our Teeth and the Milan Kudera novel The Unbearable Lightness of Being.

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Famous People Named Sabina

Sabina Babayeva, Azerbaijani singer
Sabina Citron, Polish Holocaust survivor & author
Sabina Guzzanti, Italian satirstress, writer &.
Sabina Kelley, American tattoo artist
Sabina Lejzerowicz, Polish pedagogue
Sabina Sharipova, Uzbekistani tennis player
Sabina Naftulovna Spielrein, pioneering Russian psychoanalyst
Sabina Wojtala, Polish figure skater
Sabina Yasmin, Bangladeshi singer
Maria Sabina, renowned Mazatec (Mexican) shaman
Sabina Ashirbayeva, Kazakh rhythmic gymnast
Sabina Tashkenbaeva, Uzbek rhythmic gymnast

Pop Culture References for the name Sabina

Sabina Pleasure, character in the Alex Rider series by Anthony Horowitz
Sabina Spielrein, character in movie "A Dangerous Method"
Sabina, character in "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera
Sabina, Claude Mellot's wife in "Two Years Ago" (1857, Kingsley)

Sahbina, Saby, Sabin, Sabia, Sabinna, Byna, Sabiny, Sabena, Sebina, Sebinah, Sabyna, Savine, Sabeen

Sabina's International Variations

Bina (Czech) Sabka, Sabcia, Sabinka (Polish) Savya, Savina, Sabyne, Sabinella (Russian) Sabienne, Sabine (French)

Comments

letmein Says:

2017-12-17T08:47:14

I love how they put emphasis on BEE. Like sa-BEE-na. Lol But, I really like the name, though. It is definitely way better than Sabrina for sure.

cburns13 Says:

2016-07-02T19:34:42

I named my daughter Sabina after my grandmother. I love it because it's easy to pronounce in English and Spanish and it's not too common.

Sabina82 Says:

2016-05-24T18:12:40

This is a name that is very prominent in my family tree (German origin) back through the 1600s. My grandmother was Mary Sabina and her aunt was Sabina. I was supposed to have Sabina in my middle names but my parents forgot. Any daughter I have will definitely have the middle name Sabina. I have always loved it more than Sabrina.

ashbee Says:

2016-03-12T19:12:49

Beautiful. An ancient name that's easy to say and known in many cultures. Has many positive associations such as a saint, the wife of Hadrian, and a region in Italy.

headintheclouds Says:

2015-10-01T03:57:30

Lovely name that I first encountered in the Alex Rider series, like the previous commenter. I thought it was a typo of Sabrina when I first read it, and I found myself falling in love with the name Sabina when I actually searched it up. It's a more sleek and elegant, refined and serene version to the more springy and peppy Sabrina, and is definitely more unusual.

My only hesitation with it is, as Nameberry mentioned, the association to the Rape of the Sabine Women. But since the name is not directly Sabine (which I also find a lovely name, but ehh on the association), it's less prominent of an association and I don't mind it quite as much.

Elena_Allyn Says:

2014-12-16T03:57:20

I have loved this name since I read the Alex Rider series. I've never actually met a girl named Sabina and this name is so much prettier that Sabrina!