Seneca: Meaning, Popularity, Origin of Baby Name Seneca

Seneca

Pronunciation: SEH-neh-kə (key)

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We named our second daughter Seneca because my husband is from Elkins, West Virginia, and there is an Old Seneca Trail that runs through town.

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When we wanted to name our second daughter Seneca, our family thought it was an awful name. But we stuck to our guns and we think it suits her perfectly. Everyone we meet thinks it's a great name. We've only had one person pronounce it wrong at a doctor's office, it is pronounced SEN-eh-ka, and on this one occasion they said Sen-NEEK-qua.

My daughter is 28 and we named her Seneca after Seneca Lake in the White Mountains in Arizona. She LOVES her name and it suits her perfectly as a free-spirit and artist and world traveler. We also pronounce it SEN-eh-ka. Her sister's name is Langley. Both are male names (traditional) but are exactly what we wanted

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we call our Seneca "sen" the most, but when she was little "sennie" She still prefers Seneca after 28 yrs.

Meanings and history of the name Seneca: | Edit

It means "from the Seneca tribe". The Seneca Indians were part of the Iroquois five nations, and were known as the "keepers of the western wall". It is also the name of a Roman philosopher.
Seneca is also one of the finger lakes in upper New York state, the local wine country.
Seneca Falls was also the site of the historic Women's Rights convention in 1848 - a great namesake!

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The Roman Philosopher, actually there were two. Seneca the elder and Seneca the younger. The younger Seneca was tutor to Nero.

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