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pinWhat does Selena mean?

Selena /se-le-na/ as a girls' name is pronounced sa-LEEN-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Selena is "the moon".

From Selene. The name also possibly derives from Celia or the French name Marceline. Mythology: Selena was the moon goddess, sister to Helios, the sun, and companion to the names Diana and Cynthia. Late Latin pop singer Selena.


Selena has 30 variants: Caleen, Caleena, Calina, Celene, Celenia, Celie, Celina, Celinda, Celine, Cellina, Celyna, Saleena, Salena, Salena, Salina, Sela, Selene, Selenia, Selenna, Selenna, Selia, Selie, Selina, Selinda, Seline, Selyna, Selyne, Sena, Syleena and Sylena.

Affiliated girl names: Zelenia and Celena.

Selena has 5 more alternative forms via Celia, Cynthia, Diana, Marceline: Cele, Deana, Deanna, Deeana and Dena.

Kreatif forms: Silena, Syllena, Sylna. [more]

pinHow popular is Selena?

Selena is a very prominent first name for women (#815 out of 4276, Top 19%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Selena for girls. Selena reached its peak position of #91 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is currently at #346. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Selena name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the girl name Selena and corresponding names. Prominent related forms of Selena (#346 the previous year) rated in the Top 1000 are Celena, Celia (#788 the previous year), Celina, Celine (#714), Cynthia (#491), Deana, Deanna, Dena, Diana (#297), Marceline, Salena, Salina, Selene, Selina and Sena. These relations of Selena reached the top of their popularity in the 1970s (usage of 0.344%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.148%, down 57%). Diana has been the top favorite, though Selena has become popular as well, while forms such as Selina are now less popular.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Selena, Celena, Celia, Celina, Celine in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cynthia, Deana, Deanna, Dena, Diana in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Marceline, Salena, Salina, Selene, Selina, Sena in U.S.

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

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Selena is alike in pronunciation to Ceilena, Celeena, Celinna, Solana, Solina, Sylina, Xylina, Xylona, Zelaina, Zelenya, Zelina, Zelleana and Zylina. Other suggested similar baby names are Alena, Allena, Arlena, Belona, Colena, Dalena, Deena, Delena, Delene, Delina, Elena, Felina, Galena, Geena, Helana, Heleena, Helen, Helena, Jalena, Jeena, Julena, Keena, Melana, Meleana, Melesa, Melina, Melvena, Neena, Olena, Orlena, Regena, Saleema, Salima, Sarena, Seana, Seanna, Sebina, Seema, Selbea, Selda, Selma, Selmah, Seneca, Seneka, Serena, Serina, Shaleena, Shalene, Sheena, Shelanna, Shena, Siena, Sirena, Solenne, Soline, Stevena, Suellen, Suelyn, Syrena, Talena, Terena and Yelena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Selena.