Meaning and Origin of: Sienna

Meaning and Origin of Sienna

Girl name origins & meanings

  • Italian : Reddish brown

What does Sienna mean and stand for?

The name Sienna is of Italian origin and means "reddish brown." It is ultimately from the city Siena, Italy due to the reddish-brown clay that originates there.

Syllables: 3

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Popularity

According to Social Security Administration data, Sienna has been rapidly increasing in popularity after showing a small dip for the past few years. It first broke the top 200 in 2006 before falling out in 2010, only to re-enter in 2018. Sienna jumped over 100 places between 2005 and 2006, moving from 299 to 177. It reached its peak rank at position 166 in 2020.

However, it is the 1st most popular name on FamilyEducation.com.

According to Google search data analysis, in the last five years Sienna was at its peak popularity in June 2021.

Sienna, though varying from the spelling of Tuscan city Siena, still invokes images of Italy. Actress Nia Peeples and Lauro Chartrand, actor Kevin James, designer Shoshanna Lonstein Gruss, singer Shannon Noll, actress Ellen Pompeo, and singer Ciara and football player Russell Wilson, among many others, chose the name for their daughters, truly putting it on the map. Sienna has also appeared in various pop culture, such as The Bridge to Nowhere, Malibu County, and The Neighbours.

Where is it Popular?

Sienna was searched for most often in the following states:

Nicknames for Sienna

  • CiCi
  • Nenna
  • Sien
  • SiSi

Pairs well with these middle names