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Pronounced Pron. SEN-a(English, Brazilian Portuguese) [key]
Other Forms FormsSena
Derived from the plant named Senna
. The name is a variant of the Arabic name SANA
, which means "brilliance, radiance, splendour."
In literature, this is the name of a female antagonist and witch from K.A. Applegate's series Everworld
as well as a character in Stephenie Meyer's Twilight
Gender Feminine & Masculine
Scripts せんな(Japanese Hiragana) 茜菜, 茜奈, 仙菜, 仙奈, 千菜, 千奈, 扇菜, 扇奈, etc.(Japanese Kanji)
From Japanese 茜 (sen) meaning "deep red, dye from the rubia plant", 仙 (sen) meaning "immortal, transcendent, celestial being, fairy", 千 (sen) meaning "thousand" or 扇 (sen) meaning "fan (folding fan)" combined with 菜 (na) meaning "vegetables, greens" or 奈 (na) meaning "apple tree". Other kanji combinations are possible.
A famous female bearer is Senna Matsuda, a Japanese model and actress