Seneca

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Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Seneca

"Seneca" is a name of Latin origin, and it means "Old". It's a name commonly given to both boys and girls.

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. The Iroquoian language spoken by the Seneca
  2. A member of the Iroquoian people formerly living in New York State south of Lake Ontario
  3. Roman statesman and philosopher who was an advisor to Nero; his nine extant tragedies are modeled on Greek tragedies (circa 4 BC - 65 AD)
Wiktionary

From Latin Seneca.

  1. A Roman cognomen, notably borne by Lucius Annaeus Seneca, a Roman stoic philosopher, dramatist, and statesman.

    Seneca was also found in the following language(s): Italian and Latin

    Notable Persons Named Seneca

    Seneca Wallace is a football player. Seneca was born on August 6th, 1980 in Sacramento, California.

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    Seneca was born on March 12th, 1977 in Williamsburg, Virginia.

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    Seneca was born on August 14th, 1820. He left this life on December 3rd, 1884.

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    Notable Persons With the Last Name Seneca

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca was a philosopher. Lucius was born in -4 in Córdoba, Andalusia. He left this life in 65.

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    Joe was born on January 14th, 1919 in Cleveland. He left this life on August 15th, 1996.

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    Isaac was born on October 7th, 1874 in Cattaraugus Reservation, Cattaraugus County, New York. Isaac is also known as Seneca, Isaac, and Jr.. He left this life in 1945.

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    Jean-Charles was born on October 23rd, 1945 in La Colle, Monaco.

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    How popular is the baby name Seneca in the U.S.?

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    Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
    1956 10 10 0
    1957 25 25 0
    1958 5 5 0
    1959 8 8 0
    1960 16 16 0
    1961 5 5 0
    1971 7 7 0
    1972 6 6 0
    1973 8 8 0
    1974 11 11 0
    1975 22 15 7
    1976 131 24 107
    1977 219 40 179
    1978 154 37 117
    1979 147 37 110
    1980 198 51 147
    1981 124 42 82
    1982 101 43 58
    1983 81 23 58
    1984 71 32 39
    1985 55 26 29
    1986 44 17 27
    1987 31 16 15
    1988 39 27 12
    1989 35 21 14
    1990 49 34 15
    1991 36 26 10
    1992 33 25 8
    1993 39 28 11
    1994 52 40 12
    1995 62 53 9
    1996 46 29 17
    1997 68 38 30
    1998 55 39 16
    1999 42 28 14
    2000 67 37 30
    2001 65 38 27
    2002 60 29 31
    2003 71 45 26
    2004 71 42 29
    2005 68 39 29
    2006 86 52 34
    2007 81 40 41
    2008 66 40 26
    2009 66 39 27
    2010 58 31 27
    2011 47 31 16
    2012 41 30 11
    2013 49 29 20
    2014 48 28 20
    2015 51 33 18
    2016 63 33 30
    2017 47 25 22

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    Popularity of Seneca as a first name

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    Popularity of Seneca as a last name

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    Ethnicity Distribution

    Ethnicity Seneca U.S.
      White 78.50% 64.26%
      African American 1.29% 11.96%
      Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 1.53% 4.85%
      American Indian and Alaska Native 13.87% 0.69%
      Two or More Ethnicities 2.82% 1.76%
      Hispanic or Latino 2.00% 16.26%

    Of Last Name Seneca

    People with the last name Seneca are most frequently White or American Indian and Alaska Native

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    Fun Facts about the name Seneca

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    • How Popular is the name Seneca? Seneca is the 5,083rd most popular name of all time. As a last name Seneca was the 28,131st most popular name in 2010.
    • How many people with the first name Seneca have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,140 babies born with the first name Seneca in the United States. That's more than enough people named Seneca to occupy the territory of Falkland Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 3,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
    • What year were 5 or more babies first named Seneca? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1956 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
    • When was Seneca first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Seneca is Tuesday, June 21st, 1870.
    • What year had the most people named Seneca born? The highest recorded use of the first name Seneca was in 1977 with a total of 179 babies.
    • Random Seneca Factoid: According to the 1976 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Seneca is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 5 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1976.
    • Weird things about the name Seneca: Your name in reverse order is Acenes. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eansce. How do you pronounce that?
    • How many people have the last name Seneca? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 851 people with the last name Seneca.
    • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Seneca? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Seneca as their last name since less than 1 person in 345k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
    • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
    • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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