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

Senna Origin and Meaning

The name Senna is a girl's name of Arabic origin meaning "brightness".

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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cheesy-biscuit Says:

2018-11-19T21:11:04

A beautiful name... if only it wasn’t for the laxative

Luísa Says:

2017-09-19T16:42:52

Ayrton Senna and Rio Sena (la Seine in Portuguese) - my only associations with it.

baileymbrown Says:

2017-09-19T13:50:43

Please do not name your baby after a laxative!

Poppet93 Says:

2016-05-16T13:31:34

It's a laxative!

Es Ro Says:

2015-11-24T11:50:10

All I can think of is the laxative.

Essa Says:

2015-11-24T09:26:12

I think this name look beautiful written down and my initial reaction was that I loved it but then I said it out loud and all I heard was 'sinner' whether you're religious or not, it's not really an association you want to have with your name. I thought I was going to love this because I think Sienna is so glamorous but a bit 'try hard' for my tastes.

snowsbeloved Says:

2015-11-24T02:16:43

Another deterrent for Senna , at least for me, is that it's a homonym for cena, the Spanish word for "dinner". Not to mention the laxative association.

Bobcat108 Says:

2015-05-13T00:10:24

Melissa, that was my first thought as well. Senna is just a no for me.

pixelatedinfants Says:

2015-05-12T23:30:39

I love this name. When I grow up, im totally naming my daughter Senna!

Melissa Says:

2014-05-01T12:41:50

Senna is very commonly known as a kind of laxative used to treat constipation. I am so sorry to tell you so. It is a beautiful sounding name otherwise but that will be the first association for a lot of people.

Jodie Mcardell Says:

2014-05-01T06:15:37

Senna like the famous F1 driver Ayrton Senna