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Gender: Female Meaning of Serafina: "ardent" Origin of Serafina: Italian and Spanish variation of Seraphina

The name Serafina is a girl's name of Spanish, Italian origin meaning "ardent". Serafina and is often added to lists like Literary Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Pick 5 (GIRLS)".

From the experts:

Serafina is a name so lovely it's worthy of an angel. But the more stylish spelling today is Seraphina.

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Famous People Named Serafina

Saint Serafina aka Fina, 13th-century Italian child saint
Serafina Steer, English musician
(Patsy) Serafina Akeli, Samoan javelin thrower
(Mercedes) Serafina Núñez, Cuban poet
Serafina Dávalos, Paraguayan lawyer and feminist
Serafina of Braganza, Duchess of Escalona, daughter of João I, Duke of Braganza
Lorenza "Serafina" Feliciani, wife of Italian charlatan Cagliostro
Serafina of God (born Prudentia Pisa), Venerable Italian Carmelite nun
Serafina Astafieva, Russian ballerina
Serafina Simone Maniscalco (b. 2017), daughter of American stand-up comedian Sebastian Maniscalco

Pop Culture References for the name Serafina

Serafina Pekkala, a witch in "His Dark Materials" trilogy
Serafina Delle Rose, the protagonist in Tennessee Williams play "The Rose Tattoo"
Serafina, character in X-Men comics
"Oh, Serafina!" (1976), an Italian comedy-drama film
Serafina di Merrovingia, main character in "The Waterfire Saga"
Serafina Tortelli, Carla's daughter on TV's "Cheers"
Serafina, cat in Barbie's Princess and the Pauper


Castle on a Cloud Says:


Such a lovely name. Wouldn’t be surprised if this name eventually becomes popular. It has all the qualities of the current popular names for girls.

paulapuddephatt Says:


So beautiful, love both this spelling and Seraphina

kxlly0614 Says:


I love both Serafina and Seraphina, but the F spelling has something more calm and gentle about it, while Seraphina has more of a mysterious, exotic feel. I love both spellings, but I might prefer Serafina a little more :)

jaz.fortune Says:


So pretty!

summersnow Says:


For some reason this name (just with this spelling) reminds me of a fairy. It's really pretty.

claraminta Says:


I much prefer this spelling to Seraphina. Seraphina is too grand in my opinion.