Gender: Female Meaning of Septima: "seventh" Origin of Septima: Latin

Septima Origin and Meaning

The name Septima is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "seventh".

Name for a seventh child, back when people had them.

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indiefendi2 Says:


Septima is definitely in the clunky yet cool category. I think it's so cute! 7 is the number of perfection of course. :)

eveyalecia Says:


I really want to like Septima and Septimus but the first couple syllables make me think of "septic" which is not a nice association :/

Theodora_Phoenix Says:


I like this name. It's beautiful.

mabespark Says:


Funny, though, how on Septimus there is a very thorough and non-offensive description.

pam Says:


In 2006, only 0.5 percent (that's half of one percent) of families had seven or more children, vs. 6 percent in 1976: see here In 1900, the average family had 3.5 children -- you have to go all the way back to 1800 to find the average family in the US with seven children:

So yes, we are saying this in a smart-alecky way, but we are stating historical fact on the trajectory of family size, not stating that big families are bad or that literally nobody has big families any more.

Guest Says:


I don't really want children. But if I were in better condition and this was a perfect world, I'd have many. Too young to think about that now, though. :)

Guest Says:


It used to be hugely common to have a ton of children before birth control. It's not very common to have seven or more kids today (in the US at least). I think the writer was just playing off of that historical shift. I don't think that they as an adult person believe that there are no seven person families today. Septima literally means seventh, so they're not even really saying it's a bad name either. :P

Oleander Says:


Sounds like an illness, not a name

SunKissedChild Says:


I agree, my family currently has 6 kids. I know lots of families with more than 7 kids, including 2 families with 12 and 13 kids!

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Theodora_Phoenix Says:


The description is very rude: "Name for a seventh child, back when people had them". Really?! Are you really saying people don't have seven or more children anymore?