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Serafina is a sweet and uplifting baby name for girls. Named after the highest order of the heavenly hosts, Serafina brings an otherworldly charm to any setting. Serafina is the name of a character in the Marvel Comics universe, and Serafina Tortelli was also a character in the Cheers series. Keep reading to learn more about this baby name.

Meaning of the name Serafina:

Hebrew: Fiery one

Origin of the name Serafina:

Serafina is the Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, and Polish form of Seraphina. This name is the feminine form of the Latin word Seraphinus. The word Seraphinus is the Latin translation of the Hebrew term seraphim (meaning “fiery ones”). In the Hebrew Bible, the prophet Isaiah describes the seraphim as an order of angels who are caretakers of the throne of God. Each seraph has six wings.

Symbolism of the name Serafina:

Serafina derives from the Hebrew word seraphim (meaning “fiery ones”). According to the Old Testament, seraphim are winged heavenly creatures who surround the throne of God (Isaiah 6:1–8). Their symbol is the color crimson and represents fire.

Style of the name Serafina:

Biblical

Gender of the name Serafina:

Serafina is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Serafina:

seh-ra-FEE-na

Number of syllables in the name Serafina:

Four

Emotion evoked from the name Serafina:

The name Serafina evokes feelings of celestial beauty.

Alternative spellings for the name Serafina:

  • Seraphina 
  • Sarafina
  • Saraphina
  • Zeraphina
  • Zerafina

Nicknames for the name Serafina:

  • Sera
  • Fina
  • Fifi

Popularity of the name Serafina:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Serafina was the 1,392nd most popular baby name for girls in 2020.

Related names for the name Serafina:

Great middle names for Serafina and their meanings:

  • Avery (elf ruler)
  • Clare (clear, bright, famous)
  • Eloise (healthy)
  • Jewel (precious gemstone)
  • Monaco (single house)
  • Nadine (hope)
  • Nori (doctrine, rites, belief)
  • Rory (red king, famous brilliance, chief)
  • Ruth (friend, companion)
  • Whitney (white island)

Famous people with the name Serafina:

  • Serafina Dávalos Alfonze (lawyer and feminist advocate)
  • Serafina Astafieva (ballerina)
  • Serafina of Braganza (duchess)
  • Serafina Tiranno Cimisi (casting director)
  • Serafina Deldon (daughter of reality television personalities Nick and Emily Deldon)
  • Serafina Fiore (actress)
  • Serafina Simone Maniscalco (daughter of comedian Sebastian Maniscalco)
  • Serafina Salvador (actress)
  • Serafina Steer (harpist)
  • Serafina Tikhonova (actress)

Serafina in popular culture:

  • Serafina (character in the Marvel Comics universe)
  • Serafina Pekkala (witch in His Dark Materials series)
  • Serafina Delle Rose (character in The Rose Tattoo by Tennessee Williams)
  • Serafina di Merrovingia (protagonist of The Waterfire saga)
  • Serafina Tortelli (character in the Cheers series)