Other Origin(s):French, Latin
Meaning:Summer fallow; Strict, severe
Severn is a surname and boy’s given name of English origin. This topographical name derives from the River Severn, the longest river in Great Britain. Its name is one of Britain’s most ancient river names and is thought to derive from the Proto-Celtic word sabrina, which may mean “summer fallow.” The name may also have its roots in the French name Séverin, which ultimately derives from the Latin Severus, meaning “strict” or “severe.” Whichever meaning or origin you prefer, this lovely name makes a striking choice for baby.
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