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Possibly from se- + neuter ablative of verus, or instead from Proto-Indo-European *seǵʰ-.

Notable Persons Named Severus

Severus Snape is a fictional character.


Severus Alexander was royalty. He was most active from 222 to 235. Severus was born as the child of Marcus Julius Gessius Marcianus and Julia Avita Mamaea on October 1st, 0208 in Arca Caesarea, Syria Phoenicia Province. He breathed his last breath on March 19th, 0235.


Severus II was royalty. He was most prominent from 305 to 305. Severus was born in Illyria. He breathed his last breath on September 16th, 0307.


Severus was born in 575. He left this life in 667.


He holds the title Bishop. Severus was born in Cotentin, Normandy, France. He breathed his last breath in 690.



Notable Persons With the Last Name Severus

Septimius Severus was royalty. His most notable accomplishments were from 193 to 211. Septimius was born as the child of Publius Septimius Geta (father of Septimius Severus) on April 11th, 0145 in Leptis Magna. He breathed his last breath on February 4th, 0211.


He holds the title Emperor of the Western Roman Empire and Emperorof theWestern Roman Empire. His career lasted from 19 to 19. Libius was born in Lucania. He passed away on August 15th, 0465.


Lucius was born in Rome. Lucius is also known as Lucius Catilius Severus Julianus Claudius Reginus. He died in 140.



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Fun Facts about the name Severus

  • How Popular is the name Severus? Severus is the 39,679th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Severus have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 82 babies born with the first name Severus in the United States. That's more than enough people named Severus 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 Severus? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 2011 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Severus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Severus is Sunday, October 19th, 1873.
  • What year had the most people named Severus born? The highest recorded use of the first name Severus was in 2016 with a total of 32 babies.
  • Random Severus Factoid: According to the 2016 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Severus is not a popular baby boy's name in Texas. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Texas have the same name as you in 2016.
  • Weird things about the name Severus: Your name in reverse order is Sureves. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Uesvser. How do you pronounce that?

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