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CONTRIBUTOR: anonymous on 3/8/2009
Meaning & History
Of debated origin.
Some scholars argue that it might be a contracted form of Severine
, others theorize a derivation from the Scandinavian name Sirin
, while another theory assumes a derivation from Greek Seirenes (Σειρῆνας)
, the sirens or nymphs from Greek mythology.
Whatever theory might be true, in Norway this name was first recorded in the late 1700s.