What 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 29 variants: Caleen, Caleena, Calina, Celene, Celenia, Celie, Celina▼, Celinda, Celine, Cellina, Celyna, Saleena, Salena, Salina, Sela, Selene, Selenia, Selenna, Selenna, Selia, Selie, Selina▼, Selinda, Seline, Selyna, Selyne, Sena▼, Syleena and Sylena.Creative forms:
(female) Silena, Sylna, ..
(male) Seledy, Seleeno, .. Middle name pairings:
Selena Aspyn (S.A.), ..
How 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)
Selena reached its peak position of #91 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is currently at #321. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Selena (#321 the previous year) rated in the Top 2000 are Cele, Celena, Celene, Celia (#858 the previous year), Celie, Celina (#1361), Celine (#824), Cynthia (#538), Deana, Deanna (#1198), Dena, Diana (#295), Marceline (#1657), Salena, Salina, Selene (#1175), Selina (#1140) and Sena. These relations of Selena reached the top of their popularity in the 1950s (usage of 2.06%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.21%, down 90%).
Selena▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ceilena, Celeena, Celinna, Solana, Solina, Sylina, Xylina, Xylona, Zelaina, Zelenya, Zelina, Zelleana and Zylina. Other suggested similar 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 (see Selby), 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.See names in meaning and etymology.