Origin, Meaning, And History Of Seraphina
The feminine name Seraphina derives from the Latin word Seraphinus, which comes from the Biblical character Seraphim. The translation of the Hebrew word Seraphim means ‘fiery ones.’ They are celestial beings of the highest order and find mentions within the Abrahamic religions of Christianity, Islam, and Judaism as revered religious figures.
Sera is the English diminutive of the name Seraphina. Other variations of the name in different languages are Serafina, Fina (Spanish/Italian/Polish), Sera (English), Séraphine(French), Serafima(Russian), and Seraphinus(Late Roman).
In fiction, the variant of Seraphin, Serafina Pekkala, is one of the main characters in the novel, His Dark Materials, a fantasy trilogy written by Phillip Pullman. In the movie adaptation, The Golden Compass, the character is played by Eva Green.
Seraphina Picquery is a character from the book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by JK Rowling. She is the President of the Magical Congress of The United States Of America (MACUSA). Further, in the movie adaptation, the role was portrayed by Carmen Ejogo. Serafina is a fictional supervillain in the Marvel Comics Universe and a member of the Children of The Vault. Among many of her powers, she can control machines and other people. Seraphina is a fantasy novel written by Rachel Hartman. It was on the New York Times Best Seller list and won the prestigious William C Morris Award.
Seraphina is a fictional character in the video game Disgaea 5: Alliance of Vengeance, a continuation of the Disgaea series. She is a princess and the overlord of the Gorgeous Underworld. Serafina Delle Rose is the leading character in the play The Rose Tattoo, written by Tennessee Williams. The 1955 movie adaptation of the same name won Anna Magnani the Academy Award for Best Actress for portraying the proud and loyal wife Seraphina.
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Famous People With The Name Seraphina
- Serafina SteerEnglish singer and multi-instrumentalist
- Dr. Penny Serafina PetroneCanadian writer and philanthropist known for her works on aboriginal literature in Canada
- Serafina QuinterasPeruvian poet, songwriter, and journalist best known for the composition of the vals “Muñeca Rota”
- Serafina AkeliSamoan javelin thrower and two-time Olympian
Seraphina On The Popularity Chart
Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, the popularity of the name Seraphina was dormant. However, it has increased significantly during the past one and a half decades. Find the graphs below to learn more about it.
Popularity Over Time
Seraphina had few takers in the 1980s and 1990s and only started taking off in the late 2000s to reach a respectable 227th rank in 2021. Learn more from the graph below.Source: Social Security Administration
Rank Over Time
From a low rank of 15313 in 1993, it has progressed to 1087th on the popularity chart. The graph below provides more insight into the name’s ranking trends.Source: Social Security Administration
Names With Similar Sound As Seraphina
There are several variations of Seraphina, and they are all widely used. However, if you’re seeking a name with a similar sound, go through the list below.
Names With Similar Meaning As Seraphina
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