Quick Facts on Sienna
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Old, to be old
Characteristics of Sienna
Etymology & Historical Origin - Sienna
Sienna is a relatively modern invention as a female given name and thought to be derived from an ancient city in the Tuscany region of Italy called Siena (now a tourist destination). This city was settled by the ancient Etruscan civilization many centuries before Christ; the Etruscans were known for their advanced irrigation systems and their penchant for settling communities in well-protected hill areas. According to Roman legend, Siena was founded by Senius, son of the Roman mythical warrior Romulus (after whom Rome was named). Siena comes from the Latin word "senex" or "seneo" meaning "old, to be old". Siena/Sienna as a female given name is a relatively new creation and popularized in recent times throughout the English-speaking nations. Sienna is particularly popular in Australia (a Top 10 girl’s name) and New Zealand. It is also ranked high in England and Scotland.
Popularity of the Name Sienna
The name Sienna first appeared on the U.S. naming charts in 1995. Within three years, the name quickly advanced over 400 positions on the charts. Then it fell down the charts in subsequent years to very low-moderate usage. The big push in this name’s popularity came in the years 2005 and 2006 when the actress Sienna Miller was just coming into the American spotlight, bringing her gorgeous name along with her. Sienna Miller starred in a couple of notable films, but her celebrity was mostly tied to her relationship with Jude Law at the time. In any case, Americans saw “Sienna” in print a lot back then and the name ascended many spots up the charts in those years. The height of the name’s popularity came in 2007 when she reached a respectable #170 on the charts. In the past couple of years, Sienna is gently falling off the Top 200 list but that just mean fewer females have to share this lovely moniker. Sienna’s popularity in America is also thought to be tied to the name Sierra. Both of these names are refreshingly new and different, but also pretty and feminine. Especially Sienna. Given the name’s etymology, this might be a good choice if you think your baby girl is a wise, “old” soul.
Popularity of the Girl Name Sienna
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Cultural References to the Baby Name - Sienna
Literary Characters of the Baby Name Sienna
Sienna We cannot find any significant literary characters with the first name Sienna.
Popular Songs on Sienna
Sienna - We cannot find any well-known or significantly popular songs featuring the name Sienna.
Children's Books on the Baby Name Sienna
Burnt Sienna (David Morrell) - Ex-Marine Chase Malone has become a well-respected artist known for his beautiful landscape paintings. Derek Bellasar, a ruthless arms dealer, tries to force Malone to paint a portrait of his wife, Sienna. At first, Malone refuses, but when Jeb Wainwright, a Marine buddy who now works for the CIA, shows up asking for help, Malone relents. It seems that Bellasar commissioned paintings of each of his three wives before they died in mysterious accidents. Can Malone prevent Sienna from following in their footsteps? The characters are interesting, the plot is relentless, and no one excels at writing action scenes like Morrell. Thrillers don't get any better than this. Recommended for ages young adult.
Sienna the Saturday Fairy (Daisy Meadows) - No fun in Fairyland? The Fun Day Fairies are each responsible for adding spunk and sparkle to one day of the week! But when Jack Frost steals their magic, they need Rachel and Kirsty's help. Without the fairies' special flags, every day of the week will be gloomy and glum. Rachel and Kirsty are going to be in a fashion show, but it won't be much fun without Sienna the Saturday Fairy's flag! Can they find it before the goblins do? Find the magic flag in each book, and help fill every day of the week with fun! Recommended for ages 4-8.
Sienna's Rescue (Pat Cupples) - When four abused and neglected horses are seized by the Kenwood Animal Rescue Society, Jessa convinces Mrs. Bailey that Dark Creek Stables would be a perfect foster farm for one of them, but nobody is prepared for the challenges of Sienna's rehabilitation. Can Jessa and her friends save the young renegade mare from the slaughterhouse? Recommended for ages 9-12.
Famous People Named Sienna
Famous People Named Sienna - Sienna Miller (actress); Sienna Guillory (British actress)
Children of Famous People Named Sienna
Famous People who Named their Daughter Sienna - Vincent Irizarry (daytime actor); Kurt Warner (football player)
Sienna - Girl Baby Name - Historic Figures
Sienna - We cannot find any historically significant people with the first name Sienna.
Personality of the Girl Name Sienna
The number Eight personality has everything to do with power, wealth and abundance. Somehow, this personality has been blessed on the material plane, but their authoritative and problem-solving traits provide evidence that their good fortunes are not just the luck of the lottery. They are well earned. This is the personality of CEOs and high-ranking military personnel. Eights are intensely active, hard-driving individuals. Success is only meaningful to them after a job well-done. They are remarkable in their ability to see the larger picture right down to the smallest details, and organize a strategy around success. They then have the ability to direct a group around them toward any goal, and realize individual potential to get the most out of their team.
Variations of the Baby Name - Sienna