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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Ser"a*phim
The Hebrew plural of Seraph. Cf. Cherubim.

Note: ☞ The double plural form seraphims is sometimes used, as in the King James version of the Bible, Isa. vi. 2 and 6.


From Latin seraphim, from Hebrew שְׂרָפִים (s'rafím), plural of שָׂרָף (saráf) of which the meaning is uncertain; perhaps related to the root שרף "to burn".

  1. plural of seraph

seraphim was also found in the following language(s): Latin

Notable Persons Named Seraphim

Seraphim Rose was a saint. He holds the title Hieromonk. Seraphim was born on August 13th, 1934 in San Diego. He died on September 2nd, 1982.


He holds the title Metropolitan bishop. Seraphim was given the name Leonid Mikhailovich Chichagov on June 9th, 1856 in Saint Petersburg. Seraphim is also known as Chichagov and Leonid Mikhailovich. He breathed his last breath on December 11th, 1937.


His most notable accomplishments were from 1974 to 1998. Seraphim was born on October 26th, 1913 in Karditsa. He died on April 10th, 1998.


Seraphim Post was a football player. Seraphim was born on August 1st, 1904. He died on August 12th, 1975.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Seraphim

His most notable accomplishments were from 1974 to 1998. Seraphim was born on October 26th, 1913 in Karditsa. He died on April 10th, 1998.


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Fun Facts about the name Seraphim

  • How Popular is the name Seraphim? Seraphim is the 25,268th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Seraphim have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 226 babies born with the first name Seraphim in the United States. That's more than enough people named Seraphim to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Seraphim? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1923 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Seraphim first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Seraphim is Friday, February 15th, 1878.
  • What year had the most people named Seraphim born? The highest recorded use of the first name Seraphim was in 2009 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Seraphim: Your name in reverse order is Mihpares. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Emsriaph. How do you pronounce that?

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