Interested in others
If your name is Sabrina, you love being with others, and they love being with you. You are socially gifted, feeling comfortable and relaxed when it comes to meeting new people. Some might describe you as a “social butterfly” or “life of the party.” To grease the social wheels and to help conversations flow freely, you try to avoid controversy, so it might look like you always agree with everybody. But the truth is, you have your own ideas and very strong opinions about many things. At times, if someone hits a real hot button, or pushes you too far, you can become quite stubborn and vociferous (even at the cost of your natural social graces).
Because you naturally do so well in social situations, you could be very successful in any type of situation dealing with the public or with many people all at the same time. In these situations that so many others find challenging, you excel because of your natural interest in others, you friendly nature, and your willingness to please. It seems that others are always asking your opinion about things because you give really good advice, but you need to be careful about not being to strong-willed in your advice giving. It’s the other person’s life, after all!
The name Sabrina comes to us from Wales. It is a Latinized form of the name Habren, which was the original Welsh name of the River Severn, the longest river in Great Britain. According to legend, Sabrina was a princess who drowned in the Severn.
Sabrina came to popular usage within the United States in 1953 right alongside Samuel A. Taylor’s play “Sabrina Fair,” and it soared in popularity within one year right alongside the movie adaptation of that play, “Sabrina,” starring Audrey Hepburn, released in 1954. The name Sabrina cracked the Top 100 in 1977 along with the Charlie’s Angel of the same name, but it was only a two-year stay. Once again buoyed by pop culture, Sabrina again became a Top 100 choice in the United States between 1993 and 2000, along with the WB series “Sabrina the Teenage Witch.”
A real-life celeb Sabrina is actress Sabrina Le Beauf, who is best-known for her role as Sondra Huxtable, the oldest daughter on “The Cosby Show.” She was perfect for the part, even though she was only 10 years younger than Phylicia Rashad, the actress who played her mom. In the world of fictional Sabrinas, the most notable is Sabrina Fair, the heroine of Samuel A. Taylor’s Broadway play by the same name. In the movie version (“Sabrina”), Sabrina Fair was portrayed by Audrey Hepburn, and this event brought the name into common usage in the United States.