Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Severin m. A derivative of Latin Severus, a Roman gens, from Latin severus 'serious, grave'.

The name of two 5th C saints, a 6th C saint, and a 7th C pope.

Belgium
Dutch
1597x1598 Severyn BoonenGes p. 338
Denmark
Middle Danish
1496 Søfueren KD-1 no. 185
Danish
1581 Søffren KD-1 no. 362, Søffrenn ibid. no. 362, Søffrens (gen) ibid. no. 362
Estonia
Middle Low German
1592 Seuer Tiik1977 p. 288
France
Latin
1270 Severinus (nom) NDParisII 2-XLI
Germany
Latin
1173 Seuerinus (nom) quix-vol1 99
Italy
Latin
1527 Severini (gen) Rome1527 p. 88
Cite as: R. Le Get, S.L. Uckelman. "Severin". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2017, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2017/1/name/Severin.