January 19th, 2005

Names

Name:
SERENA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, Italian
Pronounced: se-REEN-a (English) [key]
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From a Late Latin name which was derived from Latin serenus meaning "clear, tranquil, serene". This name belonged to an obscure early saint. Also, it was used by Edmund Spenser in his poem 'The Faerie Queene' (1590).

Names that are related to SERENA:
SERINA f English
SERRENA f English

Root Name for Nickname:
SERAPHINA
Gender: Feminine
Usage: English, German
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Derived from the biblical word seraphim, which was Hebrew in origin and meant "fiery ones". This is the name of an order of angels, described by Isaiah in the Bible as having six wings each. This name was borne by saint Seraphina, a 5th-century martyr.

Names that are related to SERAPHINA:
FINA f English
SERA f English
SERAFIMA f Russian
SERAFINA f Italian
SERAFINO m Italian
SÉRAPHIN m French
SERAPHINE f French

In the end, Serena basically means calm and tranquil, the name is supposed to represent grace.
Meanwhile, Seraphna, derived from Seraphina, is fiery, angelic, graceful yet well heard, well seen, and taken notice of.

I like them both. :)

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