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Meaning & History

Feminine form of Sabinus, a Roman cognomen meaning "Sabine" in Latin. The Sabines were an ancient people who lived in central Italy, their lands eventually taken over by the Romans after several wars. According to legend, the Romans abducted several Sabine women during a raid, and when the men came to rescue them, the women were able to make peace between the two groups. This name was borne by several early saints.
VariantSavina Italian
Masculine FormsSabino, Savino Italian Sabinus Ancient Roman
Other Languages & CulturesSabine Danish Sabien Dutch Sabine French Sabine German Szabina Hungarian
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The Abduction of the Sabine Women by Nicolas Poussin (1634)The Abduction of the Sabine Women by Nicolas Poussin (1634)


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Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute