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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Severn

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  1. A river in England and Wales flowing into the Bristol Channel; the longest river in Great Britain
  2. A river in Ontario that flows northeast into Hudson Bay

From Proto-Brythonic *Sabrinā (compare Welsh Hafren).

  1. A river of England and Wales that flows into the Bristol Channel.
  2. A surname​.

Severn was also found in the following language(s): Italian

Notable Persons Named Severn

Severn Suzuki is an environmental activist, speaker, television host, author, humanitarian, and environmentalism. Severn was born on November 30th, 1979 in Vancouver, British Columbia,.


Severn Darden was an actor and comedian. Severn was given the name Severn Teakle Darden, Jr. on November 9th, 1929 in New Orleans. He breathed his last breath on May 27th, 1995.


Severn was born on July 19th, 1787. He passed away on October 21st, 1836.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Severn

Dan Severn is a martial artist. Dan was born on June 8th, 1958 in Coldwater, Michigan, United States.


Christoper was born on August 21st, 1935. Christoper is also known as Severn and Christopher Aubrey Reginald.


Cliff was born on September 21st, 1925. Cliff is also known as Severn and Clifford. He left this life on June 4th, 2014.


William was born on January 17th, 1938. William is also known as Severn and Billy. He died on March 25th, 1983.


James Severn is a soccer player for the Ross County F.C., Derby County F.C., Tamworth F.C., Eastwood Town F.C., Scunthorpe United F.C., Alfreton Town F.C., Worcester City F.C., England national under-17 football team, England national under-19 football team, and England national under-20 footba. James was born on October 10th, 1991 in Nottingham, England.


Raymond was born on June 19th, 1930. He left this life on November 3rd, 1994.


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Popularity of Severn as a last name

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Common last names for Severn

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Common first names for Severn

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Severn U.S.
  White 92.88% 64.26%
  African American 0.61% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.78% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.87% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 2.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Severn

People with the last name Severn are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Severn

  • How Popular is the name Severn? Severn is the 33,299th most popular name of all time. As a last name Severn was the 22,359th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Severn have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 126 babies born with the first name Severn in the United States. That's more than enough people named Severn 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 Severn? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1915 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Severn first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Severn is Thursday, March 30th, 1871.
  • What year had the most people named Severn born? The highest recorded use of the first name Severn was in 1924 with a total of 9 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Severn: Your name in reverse order is Nreves. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Veensr. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Severn? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,152 people with the last name Severn.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Severn? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Severn as their last name since less than 1 person in 256k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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