Gender Masculine & Feminine
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Meaning & History
This name is more often seen on men than on women. For men, the name is a short form of JOSEPHUS and in some cases also of SEVERINUS and its Dutch form SEVERIJN. For women, this name is a short form of JOSEPHA, JOSÉPHINE and in rare cases also of SEVERINA and its French form SÉVERINE. Also see SEEFKE.Lastly, this name is not to be confused with the Dutch word zeef meaning "sieve".