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Gender: F Pronunciation: ze-NAH-rah Meaning of Senara: "light" Origin of Senara: Variation of Azenor, Breton

The origins of Senara, the name of a Cornish saint who is patron of the village of Zennor, are not so straightforward. Some say she was the same person as Azenor, a legendary Breton princess whose mother-in-law cast her out to sea in a trunk. Other stories say she was a mermaid turned Christian. Wherever she came from Senara is that rarest of names: lovely, straightforward, and unusual all at the same time. Since it may be related to Helen or Eleanor, it can be used as an honorific for one of those names -- though grandma Helen may understandably think it's a stretch.

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Saint Senara, Breton princess who washed ashore in Zennor, Cornwall

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