Dictionary of Medieval Names
from European Sources

Sabine f. Latin Sabini from Ancient Greek Σαβῖνοι, the exonymic name of an Italic tribe from the central Apennines, which also gave rise to a Latin cognomen Sabinus.

The cognomen of a 1st C AD Roman empress and a 2nd C Roman empress, and the name of a 2nd C Roman saint and a 4th C Roman saint.

The English diminutive Sab and the vernacular form Sabyn are witnessed in 1379 in the relational bynames Sabsoñ (WRYPT1 p. 305) and Sabynsoñ (WRYPT1 p. 153).

1199 Sabina (nom) RotCur2 p. 8, Sabinam (acc) ibid. p. 94; 1222 Sabina (nom) StPaulDom p. 45; 1279–80 Sabina (nom) WaHR-SK p. 91; 1340xc1450 Sabina (nom) CovGuild-1 p. 71; 1379 Sabina (nom) WRYPT1 p. 20; 1381 Sabina (nom) Suffolk1381 p. 77, Sabyn (nom) ibid. p. 111
1381 Sabbe (nom) Suffolk1381 p. 71, Sabella (nom) ibid. p. 102
Early Modern English
1589 Sabine DEmar-vol2 p. 17
1560/1 Sabel RegSASel p. 7; 1587 Sabe DEmar-vol2 p. 13
814 Savina (nom) StVdM-II G3
1276 Sabina (nom) ÁSznt p. 686
1265x1339 Savina (nom) BBC-Berg 1657; 1527 Savina (nom) Rome1527 p. 90
Cite as: A. Brown, M. Slíz, S.L. Uckelman. "Sabine". In S.L. Uckelman, ed. The Dictionary of Medieval Names from European Sources, Edition 2023, no. 1. http://dmnes.org/2023/1/name/Sabine.