Senara

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Senara 1
Gender Feminine
Usage Cornish
Pronounced Pron. ze-NAH-rah
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Other Forms FormsSenar, Zennor (m), Asenora

Meaning & History

From the name of the patron saint of Zennor, a village in Cornwall, which is of obscure origin. Conceivably it may be derived from the Breton name Azenor or the old Celtic Senovara. According to local legend Saint Senara was originally Princess Azenor of Brest in Lower Brittany, the mother of Saint Budoc. She is also said to have been a mermaid before her conversion (though even after becoming a Christian, "she continued to pine for the sea"). This name was given to 52 girls born in England and Wales in the years 1916-2005.
Added 4/4/2012 by SeaHorse15
Edited 5/3/2012 by SeaHorse15


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