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Girl Name: Seneca

Name: Seneca
Pronunciation: \s(e)-ne-ca\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl (Seneca's also a boy name)
Origin: Native American Indian
Sounds Like: Senga, Sancha
Variant forms: Senecca, Seneka, Senneca
Rank as Last Name (Surname, Family Name): 23398


Seneca \s(e)-ne-ca\ as a girl's name (also used as boy's 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.

Seneca has 3 variant forms: Senecca, Seneka and Senneca.

Baby names that sound like Seneca are Senga and Sancha.


Seneca is not a popular first name for women 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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