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Gender: Male Meaning of Severus: "stern" Origin of Severus: Latin

The name Severus is a boy's name meaning "stern". Severus and is often added to lists like Middle Names for Boys and discussed in our forums with posts like "Names on NB that make you go WOW!".

From the experts:

Though it has literary credentials--making an appearance in Jane Austen's Mansfield Park and as the mean-spirited teacher Severus Snape in the Harry Potter books, most modern parents would find it too--well--severe.

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Famous People Named Severus

Saint Severus, bishop of Naples
Saint Severus, bishop of Barcelona
(Marcus Aurelius) Severus Alexander, Roman Emperor
Saint Severus the Great of Antioch, Greek monk and theologian
Saint Severus of Avranches, French bishop
Severus Sebokht, Syrian scholar and bishop
Severus ibn al-Muqaffa, Coptic Orthodox Bishop, author and historian
(Lucius) Septimus Severus, Roman Emperor

Pop Culture References for the name Severus

Severus Snape, character in the Harry Potter series
Albus Severus Potter, Harry's son in the Harry Potter series
Severus, a character in the Radical Face song 'Severus and Stone'