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Seneca Meaning


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Origin & Meaning

The name Seneca is of Native American origin.

The meaning of Seneca is "red paint, tribe name".  


In the U.S. in 2014, it ranked 4805 in baby name popularity for boys with 20 occurrences.  It ranked 4970 in popular baby names for girls with 28 occurrences. 

View the Seneca Name Popularity Page to see how the popularity trend for Seneca has changed since 1880, or to compare the popularity of Seneca to other names.


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Naming a child in the Native American culture is a sacred event only to be performed by the wisest in the group, the elders. Because of the level of ritual that it is given, Native American names are considered especially significant and powerful.

Children are often named after something that appears in nature, a personality trait or their perceived destiny.

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