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.

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 2016, no. 4. http://dmnes.org/2016/4/name/Severin.