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Sabrina Silvia
LIN 100
Sep 18th, 2019
What does SABRINA mean?
Naming a child can be a very challenging task to do. It is a decision that involves not only
the parents, but grandparents and other relatives, as well. It is very interesting how it works for
different cultures, countries, religions or even ages. For some families, for example, it is a tradition
to name the first male son after the father or even the grandfather. To differ, they add the number
II or the name “Junior” to the end of the full name, when the child has the same name as the father,
or III, representing the third generation of the name/family. It is a very delicate decision since you
will make a permanent decision.
In my case, my name was chosen by my grandma. She used to watch a show on TV in
Italian with her grandmother, where one of the ladies was called Sabrina. However, she didn’t
understand Italian, but she loved the name. My grandmother, knowing that she would not have
any more children, suggested it as an advice to my mom on her pregnancy. In fact, my name was
supposed to be my sister’s name, but for some reason, my parents decided to choose another name
for her, and years later, it ended up being mine.
Sabrina became a very popular name because of the movies Sabrina The Teenage Witch”.
I hear something related to it every time I introduce myself to someone, which is funny for me,
since people keep asking me if I am a witch. The name first got its popularity in 1954 after the
movie “Sabrina”, interpreted by Audrey Hepburn, a very popular actress at that time, was released.
Nowadays, the name is still on the screens, on the Netflix show called “Chilling adventures of
Sabrina” which is a different and a little bit scary version of the “The teenager witch” one.
Searching the meaning of it, It was possible to find in some websites, such as
www.behindthename.com, that it is a very usual name in Europeans countries, such as England,
Italy and Ireland. It is very common in The United States and Latin American countries, as well.

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According to Wikipedia (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sabrina_(given_name)), the story behind
the name is of a Celtic princess, that was named after a river (Severn river). However, it has
different meanings in some other languages and cultures. Also in Wikipedia, it shows that in
Arabic, Sabrina means white rose or also patience. It is due to the variant of the name “Sab”. In
Netherlands it can mean “a wish”. We can find some variants of the name, for example in Italian
it can be found the name as Sabina”, and in Arabic “Sabreena” and in some other countries
“Sabrine”.
Even though “Sabrina” is a well-known name worldwide and people can pronounce it
without differences in languages, it is very interesting for me that I don’t know so many people
with same name as mine. In real life, I’ve met only two or three people named Sabrina. I believe
that because of the exposition of the name on TV, it became popular from time to time. According
to the website parents.com, the years of most popularity of the name were 1977 and 1996, right
after the two movies were released, as mentioned previously.
Even though people always say it is a very pretty name, for a big part of my life, I wasn’t
a fan of the name. I used to joke that it was my sister’s “leftover” name. For that reason, most
people from my home county call me using nick names, such as Sa, Sasa or Brina. However, since
I moved to New York, as I introduced myself by Sabrina, people don’t call me by nicknames or a
short form of it. For that reason, I realized how cool and different my name is, and even with all
the jokes about me being a witch, I started feeling good about the name that my grandmother has
chosen to be mine.

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Sabrina Silvia LIN 100 Sep 18th, 2019 What does SABRINA mean? Naming a child can be a very challenging task to do. It is a decision that involves not only the parents, but grandparents and other relatives, as well. It is very interesting how it works for different cultures, countries, religions or even ages. For some families, for example, it is a tradition to name the first male son after the father or even the grandfather. To differ, they add the number II or the name “Junior” to the end of the full name, when the child has the same name as the father, or III, representing the third generation of the name/family. It is a very delicate decision since you will make a permanent decision. In my case, my name was chosen by my grandma. She used to watch a show on TV in Italian with her grandmother, where one of the ladies was called Sabrina. However, she didn’t understand Italian, bu ...
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