Seneca name meaning

Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Seneca mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Seneca

User Submitted Origins

Native American
Indian (Sanskrit)

User Submitted Meanings

  1. A submission from New York, U.S. says the name Seneca means "old".
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  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)

From Latin Seneca.

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

From Dutch Sennecaas, from Algonquian (probably Mahican [Term?]).

  1. The Iroquoian language of the Seneca people.
  2. A city, the county seat of Nemaha County, Kansas, United States
  3. A town in Ontario County, New York, United States.
  4. A member of a tribe of Native Americans in western New York state.

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

    Notable Persons Named Seneca

    Notable Persons Named Seneca

    Seneca Wallace

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

    Seneca Lassiter

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

    Seneca M. Dorr

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


    Notable Persons With the Last Name Seneca

    Notable Persons With the Last Name Seneca

    Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

    Joe Seneca

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

    Isaac Seneca

    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.

    Jean-Charles Seneca

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


    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

    Entire United States

    Fun Facts about the name Seneca

  1. How Popular is the name Seneca? Seneca is the 5,134th most popular name of all time. As a last name Seneca was the 28,131st most popular name in 2010.
  2. How many people with the first name Seneca have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 3,234 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).
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Random Seneca Factoid: According to the 1981 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Seneca is not a popular baby boy's name in California. Imagine that, only 6 babies in California have the same name in 1981.
  7. Weird things about the name Seneca: The name spelled backwards is Acenes. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Nacees. How do you pronounce that?
  8. How many people have the last name Seneca? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 851 people with the last name Seneca.
  9. 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!
  10. Seneca name meaning

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