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Gender Feminine
Pronounced Pron. sehr-ə-FEEN-ə(English)
zeh-ra-FEE-na(German)
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Meaning & History

Feminine form of the Late Latin name Seraphinus, derived from the biblical word seraphim, which was Hebrew in origin and meant "fiery ones". The seraphim were an order of angels, described by Isaiah in the Bible as having six wings each. This was the name of a 13th-century Italian saint who made clothes for the poor. As an English name, it has never been common.
DiminutiveSera(English)
Masculine FormSeraphinus(Late Roman)
Other Languages & CulturesSéraphine(French) Serafina, Fina(Italian) Serafima(Macedonian) Serafina(Polish) Serafina(Portuguese) Serafima(Russian) Serafina(Spanish)

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Depiction of a seraph from book 210 of the Patrologia LatinaDepiction of a seraph from book 210 of the Patrologia Latina

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