Sabine: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Sabine

Sabine

Pronunciation: sah-BEEN (key)

Related Names:

Sabina

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Sabine is pronounced "sah-BEEN" in English and French, but "sah-BEEN-eh" in German.

Extremely popular in Germany in the 1950s and 1960s; much less frequently used today.

Rank 579 in British Columbia
Rank 1595 in Alberta
Rank 980 in Quebec
Rank 1843 in Scotland

Sabine is sometimes used as a racial slur in some parts of South Louisiana.

Personal experiences with the name Sabine: | Edit

We named our daughter Sabine Arabella. While I don't love the name with all my heart like some others, it was a compromise that my husband and I could agree on because of it can be used all over the world and is easily pronounced by most speakers. My husband is French, I am American, his parents are Moroccan and we currently live in France. I am glad she has a typically French name since I am a foreigner here, it helps the Frenchies relate to her better. My name incidentally is Nicole - and they often are surprised that an American would have a French name! I tell them that actually all names can be considered American really. But a big priority for me, is the pronunciation of Sabine - if you heard the way people slaughter names that are beautiful in English but they just sound stupid in French like: Adam (Ado) or Matthew(Mat-tew) - it is horrendous. No one will mispronounce Sabine. And actually, I do like the name, it is fun to call her 'my little Bean' since she is only 3 months old - it is cute and so is she.

We have twin daughters named Sabine Luvenia and Marlo Amalia. I love their names and at the young age of two years old they seem to already own their names. The girls have an older brother named Hugo Augustus.

Nicknames for Sabine: | Edit

Bine (pronounced bean)
Bina
Biene(German word for bee)
Beanie

Meanings and history of the name Sabine: | Edit

Sabine means "woman of the Sabine people", the Italian tribe from which, according to legend, the ancient Romans kidnapped their wives-to-be in order to populate their newly-founded city. It is the French and German form of Sabina.

Famous real-life people named Sabine: | Edit

Sabine Bergmann-Pohl, East German head of state
Sabine Dünser, Liechtensteinian singer
Sabine Herbst, German swimmer
Sabine Lisicki, German professional tennis player
Sabine Schmitz, German race car driver
Sabine Tröger, Austrian sprinter

Sabine in song, story & screen: | Edit

Sabine, main character in Anne Patchett's novel "The Magician's Assistant".
Sabine Strohem, title character from Nick Bantock's epistolary 'Griffin and Sabine' novels.
"Sabine, Sabine, Sabine", German '80s hit song by Trio.

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