Of Celtic and Latin origin.
From the Welsh name “Habren”, referring to the River Severn.
According to the Welsh legend, Habren or Sabrina was the daughter of a king named Locrinus, who was drowned in the Severn and the river was named after her.
“Sabrina Fair” was a play written by Samuel A. Taylor in 1953.
It was adapted for the movies in 1954, starring Audrey Hepburn, Humphrey Bogart and William Holden.
Due to the film’s success, the name became widely known.
Variations of the name are: Sabryna, Sabrinna, Sabrine.
Famous bearers are Sabrina Le Beauf, Sabrina Bryan, Norma Sabrina Salerno, Sabrina Ferilli, Sabrina Garciarena.
A short video with scenes from Billy Wilder’s film “Sabrina”: