Given Name SCEVOLA

GENDER: Masculine
USAGE: Italian

Meaning & History

Italian form of the Roman cognomen Scaevola, which was derived from Latin scaevus "left-handed". The first bearer of this name was Gaius Mucius Scaevola, who acquired it, according to legend, after he thrust his right hand into a blazing fire in order to intimidate the Etruscan king Porsenna, who was blockading the city of Rome.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Scaevola (Ancient Roman)
Entry updated May 19, 2007