Gender: Male Meaning of Seraphim: "fiery" Origin of Seraphim: Hebrew

Seraphim Origin and Meaning

The name Seraphim is a boy's name of Hebrew origin meaning "fiery".

This ephemeral name of the loving angels surrounding the throne of God would not work out well in the playground.

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Famous People Named Seraphim

Pop Culture References for the name Seraphim

Saraph, Serafim, Saraf

Seraphim's International Variations

Serafin, Serafito (Spanish) Seraffinu, Séraphin, Seraph (French) Serafino (Italian) Serafí (Catalan)


fearlessfirefly Says:


Probably the Sera part

justthinkin Says:


What's wrong with Seraphim? Seems like an interesting Victorian-esque name.

christineolteanu Says:


My little sisters are Sophia Alexandra and Anna Seraphima. I adore Seraphim and Seraphima. I also like the spelling Serafima due to the lovely movie.

FractalShadow Says:


Ooh, Seraphion is a cool name!

AldabellaxWulfe Says:


I prefer Seraphion, like the saint. I don't see Seraphim being a name that won't work on the playground. We no longer live in a world where 99.9% of the kids being born are either John or Mary. Nowadays parents are picking a range of unusual and obscure names for their children, and Seraphim will likely fit right in with other religious-oriented choices such as Ezra and Josiah.

katinka Says:


... Or Dolores, or Leilani, or Brooks, or Wells. There are quite a few plural baby names out there; I don't think it's necessarily a problem.

But I take your point re. pronunciation, though I don't think it's too bad - just unfamiliar to many people at first sight, I guess. Seraphim has lots of the same sounds as Seraphina and Sophia, and they seem to work just fine.

Lena_Aline Says:


I think it's more the fact that a lot of people might not be able to pronounce it. Also, it's the plural form of seraph, so it's kind of like naming your child Lilies or Wrens.

katinka Says:


This would make a cool middle. And actually, contrary to NB's description, I don't see anything particularly teaseworthy about this name. He could go by Raffy, Raff, Phim or Pim.