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What does Seneca mean?

Seneca Pronunciation of Seneca [seneca] as a girls' name (also used as boys' name Seneca) is of Native American Indian origin. The Seneca tribe of Iroquois lived in the Finger Lakes area of Western New York state. A lake, river, and town were named after them. Seneca was also the name of a prominent Roman philosopher who was tutor to the emperor Nero.

Associated with: roman, emperor (queen).


Seneca has 3 variants: Senecca, Seneka and Senneca.

Creative forms:
(female) Cyneca, Senena, ..

(male) Seney, ..

Middle name pairings:
Seneca Alaya (S.A.), ..

How popular is Seneca?

Seneca is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#27744 out of 150436, Top 18%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Seneca has not made it into the Top 2000 thus far. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Seneca name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Seneca outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Benecia, Denica, Geneva, Jeneva, Jenica, Jezeca, Leneta, Meeca, Neneca, Nenica, Nenneca, Rebeca, Sancha, Sancia, Sanzia, Seema, Selena, Sena, Senga, Senoma (see Sonoma), Serena, Shanecka (see Shaneika), Shaneka, Sheniece, Shenika, Sinisa, Sonja, Sonnja (see Sonia), Venecia and Venesa. These names tend to be more frequently used than Seneca.

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