- a female given name: from the Latin word for the river Severn.
Examples from the Web for sabrina
This was the first of the series of her fears that Sabrina had to confront.
And from that moment on, Sabrina knew things were going to be reasonably all right.
Sabrina quickly realized that none of her extended family members were planning to write back to her.
Eventually, she heard from one of them that the official family line was, “our support for Sabrina ends here.”
Lo and behold, Sabrina returned a refined, charming lady, and Day promptly revealed his grand plan to wed her.The Man Who Tried to Raise a Wife
April 19, 2013
People said now, as they had in her youth, that Sabrina Thorne had the skin of a baby.
"You go out to him, dear," urged Sabrina, as if she could not say it fast enough.
"Well, I call that kinder long-headed, myself," said Sabrina.
"Come into the house, Sabrina," said Clelia, in a muffled voice.
"He has given me up, Sabrina," she moaned, between her sobs.
Word Origin and History for sabrina
fem. proper name, personified as a nymph by Milton in "Comus" (1634), from a Welsh tale of a maiden drowned in the river Severn by her stepmother, a legend found in Geoffrey of Monmouth and Giraldus Cambrensis. The name appears to be the Romanized form of the name of the River Severn (Welsh Hafren, Habren), which is Celtic and of unknown origin; it perhaps means "boundary." Sabrina neckline is from the 1954 film "Sabrina" starring Audrey Hepburn.