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Gender: Female Origin of Sabrina: Celtic mythology name; Latin name for the River Severn Sabrina's Popularity in 2018: #427

Sabrina Origin and Meaning

The name Sabrina is a girl's name of Celtic origin.

Sabrina, the bewitchingly radiant name of a legendary Celtic goddess, is best known as the heroine of the eponymous film, originally played by Audrey Hepburn, and later as a teenage TV witch; it would make a distinctive alternative to the ultrapopular Samantha. Similar names you might also want to consider include Sabina and Serena.

In Milton's poem "Comus," the river nymph is addressed as Sabrina Fair, which became the title of a 1953 play. In the original Charlie's Angels, Sabrina was played by Kate Jackson.

Sabrina debuted on the US popularity charts in 1953, and one year later, with the release of the Audrey Hepburn film, shot up 550 places. It reached the Top 100 in 1977 and hovered in and around the Top 100 until the late 90's when its popularity began to decline.

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Rank in US: #427

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Comments

Bertha Bernard Says:

2018-07-23T15:29:54

This name has a lot of good things going for it:
It's easy to pronounce, and easy to spell. Very little room for error.
Just about everyone has heard of the name, but hardly anyone is actually named it.
It's decidedly feminine.
It's long-ish (3 syllables) without using a million letters.

madsiemary Says:

2017-12-17T19:49:06

This is such a lovely name! I've never actually met or heard of a Sabrina (besides the teenage witch).

Daiseymae Says:

2017-07-15T02:11:35

Gorgeous name.

SABRINA628 Says:

2017-04-22T15:14:27

This is my name and I've always liked it. My mother thought it was so special she didn't even pair it with a middle name. She got it from the Audrey Hepburn's movie she enjoyed so much. I get jokes about the Sabrina the Teenage Witch show a lot but I never minded. I actaully have a black cat named Salem given to me in high school. I only have met a few other Sabrina's in my life but it's still a name easy to remember, to spell and pronounce.

LaurenDH Says:

2016-12-22T20:46:20

I love this name. When I hear it I think of a pink, shining gem. I associate it with a girl I went to school with, who was very sweet and pretty. Before her I associated it with the psychic Gym Leader in Pokemon, who may not be the best namesake, but I've always been fascinated by her character.

Lizzy Lou Says:

2016-12-11T04:54:41

Or just don't give her a nick name and call her Sabrina. It's a pretty name. Leave it at that.

TheSlothPrincess Says:

2016-06-06T01:45:48

Sabrina is a pleasant, feminine name. Sounds a little more down to earth than Serena, but it would be a matter of preference, as they are both nice names to me.

Lola Says:

2015-11-11T01:26:31

NIckname 'Brina? How cute!

headintheclouds Says:

2015-10-01T03:54:04

Sabrina is one of the springiest, liveliest, most energetic names I can think of. It's lovely, and I'd a Sabrina in my mind is a bright go-getting girl-next-door- as a former classmate of mine named Sabrina was. Personally, if the name wasn't so tied to the Teenage Witch franchise, I would consider it more in my name lists, but due to that association, I prefer the similar-sounding Sabina instead.

scblovesnames Says:

2015-05-22T19:52:41

I quite like this name. No it isn't gorgeous, it isn't plane either. It is one of those intriguing choices. I like it a lot with Bethany, as Bethany Sabrina.

Giinkies Says:

2015-04-11T00:36:16

She will always be Melissa Joan Harts teenage witch to me.

indiefendi2 Says:

2015-03-29T03:56:27

Always felt this name was ugly and clunky, not in an intriguing way either.