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Sela (girl)

What does Sela mean?

Sela Pronunciation of Sela [sela] as a name for girls (also used as boys' name Sela) is of Greek derivation, and the meaning of the name Sela is "the moon". Sela is an alternate form of Selena (Greek): from Selene.

Associated with: greek, moon.

Variations

Sela has 3 variants: Celie, Selia and Selie.

14 more related forms via Selena: Celina, Celyna, Salena, Salina, Selene, Selenia, Selenna, Selina, Selinda, Seline, Selyna, Selyne, Sena and Sylena.

Creative forms:
(female) Selai, Sesa, ..

(male) Sein, Seman, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sela Gitty (S.G.), ..

How popular is Sela?

Sela is an unusual given name for females but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#51583 out of 150436, Top 34%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Celie, Celina (#1361 from recent data), Salena, Salina, Selena (#321), Selene (#1175), Selina (#1140) and Sena are the prominent variation forms of Sela (not in Top 2000) appearing in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Seline, are uncommon. These relations of Sela were popular with parents 20 years ago (adoption of 0.3%) and are now much less common (adoption 0.08%, 73%), with forms like Celina becoming less in vogue. (2015 U.S. SSA Records)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Celie, Celina, Salena, Salina, Selena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Selene, Selina, Sena in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Selena outside U.S.

Similar Names

Sela is alike in pronunciation to Ceila, Ceili, Ceilia, Cela, Celia, Cili, Salli, Sally, Seelie, Seely, Seila, Seula, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silya, Sula, Xylia, Zelie, Zila, Zilla, Zoela, Zola, Zolia and Zylia. Other recommended names are Akela, Bella, Beyla, Caela, Cala, Chela, Dela, Dila, Ella, Erla, Gila, Iola, Lela, Leyla, Mela, Merla, Neila, Nela, Neola, Noela, Nyla, Pella, Saba, Sal, Sara, Sean, Seara, Selda, Selma, Selmah, Sera, Shaela, Sheela, Sheila, Shela, Shelia, Shell, Shella, Sheva, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shula, Shyla, Sile, Silja, Skyla, Soma, Stela and Yula. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sela.

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