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Boy Name: Seraphim

Name: Seraphim
Pronunciation: \s(e)-ra-phim\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy
Meaning: burning ones
Origin: Hebrew
Variant forms: Sarafino, Saraph, Serafin, Serafino, Seraph, Seraphimus

Description

Seraphim \s(e)-ra-phim\ as a boy's name is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Seraphim is "burning ones". In Jewish scriptures, the seraphim are the highest-ranking angels of God (above angels, archangels, cherubim, etc.). They have six wings and are noted for their zealous love. There were two Saints Seraphim, one a 17th-century Italian, one an 18th-century Russian mystic.

Seraphim has 6 variant forms: Sarafino, Saraph, Serafin, Serafino, Seraph and Seraphimus.

Popularity

Seraphim is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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