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Boy Name: Seneca

Name: Seneca
Pronunciation: \s(e)-ne-ca\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Seneca's also a girl name)
Origin: Native American Indian
Sounds Like: Sancho, Sanche
Similar Names: Senior, Sennett, Sennet
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 23398


Seneca \s(e)-ne-ca\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Seneca), is of Native American Indian origin. Name of a tribe that is part of the Iroquis confederacy. Also the name of several New York State place names, and the name of a Roman philosopher and statesman who lived around the time of Christ and was Nero's tutor.

Baby names that sound like Seneca are Sancho and Sanche. Other similar baby names are Senior, Sennett and Sennet.


Seneca is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for both men and women (#23398 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)

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