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National Sabrina Day – September 6, 2023

National Sabrina Day is celebrated on September 6 every year. It’s a traditionally female name with Celtic, English, Latin, and Italian roots. It’s thought to have represented someone from Cyprus or the River Severn region. It could mean “legendary princess” or “from the border.” The name Sabrina was also the name of an illegitimate daughter of the Welsh king Locrine in Celtic mythology.

The king’s wife, Gwendolen, ordered the child to be drowned, thereby giving her name to the river where the horrible act occurred. The river’s name was Sabrina in Latin literature, although it is currently known as the Severn.

History of National Sabrina Day

Sabrina is a feminine given name derived from the Roman name for the Severn, a river in mid-Wales that runs into England. According to a narrative told by Geoffrey of Monmouth in the 1100s, Sabrina, the Latinized form of the river’s proto-Welsh name, was the daughter of a king named Locrinus and his mistress, the Germanic princess Estrildis.

Following the father’s death, Brutus of Troy, the reputed second founder of Britain, Locrinus, ruled England. Locrinus ignored his wife Gwendolen and their son Maddan in favor of Sabrina and her mother. Still, Gwendolen became outraged and organized an army against him, ultimately defeating Locrinus in battle. Sabrina and her mother were then commanded to be drowned by Gwendolen.

So that Locrine’s betrayal of Gwendolen would not be forgotten, the river was named after her. According to folklore, Sabrina resides inside the river, which mirrors her mood. Dolphins and salmon swim alongside her as she rides in a chariot. According to the latter version, Sabrina’s legend may have become entangled with previous tales of a river deity or nymph.

Following the premiere of the film Sabrina in 1954, the name gained popularity among English-speaking people, and it became one of the most popular names for girls born in the United States. Famous bearers include American actress Sabrina Bartlett and American singer, songwriter, and actress Sabrina Carpenter.

Sabrina is a popular name among Indians and Pakistanis, as ‘sab’ implies ‘everything’ in Hindi and Punjabi. Sabreena/Sabrina and Sabreen/Sabrin, the masculine variations, are both Arabic names that are related to the Arabic word ‘sabr,’ which means ‘patience.’

National Sabrina Day timeline

1100s
The River Severn Gets its Name

River Severn is named by the Romans.

1954
Sabrina Ranks No. 789

The name Sabrina reaches No. 789 on the list of most popular names for baby girls in the United States.

1993
Sabrina Pasterski is Born

Pasterski, a First-Generation Cuban-American theoretical physicist, is born.

2018
An Award Nomination for Sabrina Carpenter

Carpenter is nominated for the Radio Disney Music Award for Best Crush Song for her song ‘Why.’

National Sabrina Day FAQs

Is Pasterski popular?

Her early research led to the discovery of the “spin memory effect,” which can be used to detect or validate gravitational wave net effects.

How is Sabrina pronounced?

Break down the word ‘Sabrina’ into sounds: [SUH] + [BREE] + [NUH] — repeat it out loud and emphasize the sounds until you can say them consistently.

What is Sabrina's spiritual significance?

Sabrina is a name that conjures up images of adventure. You’re a natural-born leader who is laser-focused and goal-oriented. You have a natural ability to persevere through adversity to try new things. Doing too many unimportant activities irritates you. You can do things and make decisions on your own.

National Sabrina Day Activities

  1. Dress up

    On this special day, you can celebrate your lovely name by dressing up. Get into your closet and try on clothes that reflect your name. You can even wear Sabrina’s lucky colors: blue, violet, and black.

  2. Celebrate your Sabrina-bearing friend

    To commemorate this occasion, assemble your friends with this unique name for a fun-filled day to simply tell them how much they mean to you. You can do this by throwing a dinner party in their honor. Is their name derived from their cultural heritage? Foods and music from the region could be used and perhaps suggest a few games to keep things interesting!

  3. Be proud of yourself!

    The names and family histories we carry should never be a source of embarrassment, regardless of whether someone is of noble or common birth. The name Sabrina was given to a person by their parents out of love and affection. This is the perfect day to accept that love and come to terms with your name's significance.

5 Interesting Facts About The Name Sabrina

  1. An uncommon name

    Before the 1800s, Sabrina was a fairly uncommon given name in Britain.

  2. Goddess of the River Severn

    Sabrina is the name of the Welsh deity of the Severn River.

  3. Prodigious talent

    Sabrina Ionescu began hoopin' at the age of three, and she was fiercely competitive in her early years.

  4. Triple-double queen

    Ionescu holds the record for the most triple-doubles in a single season.

  5. One out of 2,208

    One out of every 2,208 girls born is named Sabrina.

Why We Love National Sabrina Day

  1. We learn about our origins

    National Sabrina Day is an excellent opportunity to learn more about the origins of your name. It reminds us to learn about our family's customs.

  2. It gives you a sense of accomplishment

    Beautiful names should make you feel good and proud of yourself. National Sabrina Day celebrates the uniqueness of our names.

  3. It brings families closer together

    Informing our children about the origins of their names has the potential to bring families closer together. These types of discussions are linked by dialogue and reflection. We explain why we chose this name for them and why they are so special to us, forming stronger bonds.

National Sabrina Day dates

YearDateDay
2023September 6Wednesday
2024September 6Friday
2025September 6Saturday
2026September 6Sunday
2027September 6Monday

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