Gender Masculine

Meaning & History

Means "little old one", derived from Old Irish sen "old" combined with a diminutive suffix. Saint Senán was a 6th-century monk who founded the monastery on Inis Cathaigh.

Related Names

VariantsSeanán, Senan(Irish)
Same SpellingSenan
User SubmissionSenan



Sources & References

  1. O'Brien, Kathleen M. Index of Names in Irish Annals, available from
Entry updated January 21, 2022