Menu
ADVERTISEMENT

Senara

Heartze-NAH-rah
Variation of Azenor, Breton
"light"

Senara Origin and Meaning

The name Senara is a girl's name of Cornish, Breton origin meaning "light".
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.
ADVERTISEMENT

Senara Popularity

ADVERTISEMENT

20 Names Similar to Senara

ADVERTISEMENT

Lists containing Senara

ADVERTISEMENT

Famous People Named Senara

  • Saint SenaraBreton princess who washed ashore in Zennor, Cornwall
ADVERTISEMENT

Senara in Pop Culture

  • Senarafeatured in Sue Monk Kidd's 2005 novel 'The Mermaid Chair'
ADVERTISEMENT