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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Sen
A Japanese coin, worth about one half of a cent.
adverb, conjunction, and preposition Sen

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Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A fractional monetary unit of Japan and Indonesia and Cambodia; equal to one hundredth of a yen or rupiah or riel

Japanese .

  1. A unit of Japanese currency, worth one hundredth of a yen.
  2. A coin of this value.

    sen was also found in the following language(s): Abenaki, Basque, Crimean Tatar, Czech, Danish, Esperanto, Finnish, Friulian, Galician, Indonesian, Japanese, Latvian, Lojban, Mandarin, Norwegian Bokmål, Novial, Old French, Old Provençal, Polish, Romansch, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish, Turkmen, Vietnamese, and Welsh

    Notable Persons Named Sen

    Sen Dog is a hip hop music, rap rock, west coast hip hop, and gangsta rap rapping. He has had major accomplishments since 1986. Sen was given the name Senen Reyes on November 22nd, 1965 in Pinar del Río. Sen is also known as Sen Dog.


    Sen Kabiru Ibrahim Gaya is a Governor, Kano State, Nigeria, National Senator, List of Governors of Kano State, and Senate (Nigeria). Sen was born on June 16th, 1952.


    Sen was born in 1578. They left this life in 1658.



    Sen Adamu Sidi-Ali is a National Senator. Sen was born on May 14th, 1952 in Abaji, FCT, Nigeria.


    Sen was born on January 7th, 1928. He passed away on July 25th, 2014.


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Sen

    Amartya Sen is an economist in the fields of welfare economics, development economics, and ethics. Amartya was born on November 3rd, 1933 in Manikganj, British India.


    Sushmita Sen is an actress and actor. Sushmita was born in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India.


    Riya Sen is an actor and model. Her most notable accomplishments were from 1998 to present. Riya was given the name Riya Dev Varma by her parent Moon Moon Sen on January 24th, 1981 in Kolkata.


    Raima Sen is an actress and actor. She was most active from 1999 to present. Raima was born as the child of Moon Moon Sen on November 7th, 1979 in Kolkata, West bengal, India.


    Nandana Sen is an actor, activism, writer, and activist. She was most active from 1997 to present. Nandana was born as the child of Amartya Sen and Nabaneeta Dev Sen on August 19th, 1967 in Kolkata.


    Rii Sen was an actress. Rii was given the name Rituparna Sen on July 26th, 1978. Rii is also known as Payal, Goltu, and Rituparna Sen. She died in 14.


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    Popularity of Sen as a last name

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    Common last names for Sen

    • Nguyen
    • Tran
    • Lee

    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Sen U.S.
      White 16.12% 64.26%
      African American 0.00% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 75.48% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 0.00% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 4.58% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.97% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Sen

    People with the last name Sen are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander

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    Fun Facts about the name Sen

    • How Popular is the name Sen? Sen is the 60,106th most popular name of all time. As a last name Sen was the 10,491st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Sen have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 22 babies born with the first name Sen in the United States.
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Sen? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1989 when it was given as a first name to 6 new born babies.
    • When was Sen first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Sen is Sunday, December 8th, 1872.
    • What year had the most people named Sen born? The highest recorded use of the first name Sen was in 1989 with a total of 6 babies.
    • Weird things about the name Sen: Your name in reverse order is Nes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nse. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Sen? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 3,059 people with the last name Sen.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Sen? If you manage to meet 100,000 people in your life, chances are that 1 of them will have Sen as their last name.

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    • Sources:
    • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
    • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
    • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
    • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.