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Gender: Female Meaning of Senna: "brightness" Origin of Senna: Botanical name; Arabic

The name Senna is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "brightness". Senna and is often added to lists like Gorgeous Flower Names for Babies and discussed in our forums with posts like "Picky Parents BNG".

From the experts:

Senna is a flowering bush common in the tropics, with bright yellow flowers. In herbal medicine, Senna has gained some notice as the active ingredient in so-called "dieter's teas," which works mainly as a laxative. While that is a less-than-savory association, Senna has a pretty sound and is a fresh entry in the flourishing botanical names genus.

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Famous People Named Senna

Senna Lewis, b. 2010, daughter of Lady Davina Lewis
Ayrton Senna, Brazilian Formula 1 driver
Bruno Senna, Brazilian racing driver (nephew of Ayrton Senna)
Danzy Senna, American writer

Pop Culture References for the name Senna

Senna is found in inscriptions from Roman Britain and thought to be an ancient Celtic women's name.
Senna, vampire of the Amazon coven in 'Twilight'
Senna, Avatar Korra's mother in 'The Legend of Korra'
Senna, character in the anime movie 'Bleach: Memories of Nobody'
Senna Sulphur (Phoebis sennae), a large lemon-yellow butterfly
Senna August, @hiddenspringz's sim on instagram