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Senua Eliana Mari

Meaning of the Name


Senuna was a Celtic Goddess worshipped in Roman Britain. Her name appears in various forms on the votive plaques, namely Senuna, Sena and Senua, that were discovered 2002 in an excavation. Conceivably it might be related to the Proto-Celtic *seno- ‘old’.

She may have been a water Goddess local to the region. Perhaps she presided over a sacred spring or was a river Goddess.

The name Senua was possibly wrongly attributed by River Senua mentioned in the Ravenna Cosmography.


Female form of Elias. A female given name found in Assyrian/Akkadian, אֱלִיעָנָה (Hebrew), Ηλιάνα (Greek), إليانا (Arabic) and in Italian, Portuguese and Spanish

Literally it translates from Hebrew as "My God has answered me." (El- [God] elohe-Israel [Eli, the God of the Patriarch Israel]" (Genesis 33:20).), and from Italian and Greek as "Sól" or "Daughter of Sól."


Mari is the Scandinavian alteration to Mary, mother of God, or Maria, which is also Alyssa's middle name. It is a hidden reference to the ocean, maré- or -i in some languages (therefore another reason for the name not ending in "ie") and other disambiguation.

The name may have originated from the Egyptian language; it is likely derivative of the root mr "love; beloved" [2] (compare mry.t-ymn "Merit-Amun", i.e. "beloved of Amun").

The names were tested against the Kevin-o-Meter.

Senua Eliana Mari

"Old" "God Answered/Daughter of the sun" "My Beloved/Mary/Sea"

We're certain she will add additional, significant meaning to her names.


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commented Jun 13, 2019

And for those Gamers: yes there is very good game named Hellblade: Senua's Sacrifice. The name sounded good, so it was place on a name list also containing several other games. Then the names from this list were selected in consent with each other and her baby name list, tested against several criteria like sounding, spelling, meaning, usage in pop culture and historical importance. We tried to call the chosen names. Unfortunately the we were stuck at the first name since it was unfortunately the best we could imagine for her.

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