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Meaning and name origin

Selena \s(e)-le-na\ as a girl's 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 variant forms: Caleen, Caleena, Calina, Celene, Celenia, Celie, Celina, Celinda, Celine, Cellina, Celyna, Saleena, Salena, Salina, Sela, Salena, Selene, Selenia, Selenna, Selenna, Selia, Selie, Selina, Selinda, Seline, Selyna, Selyne, Sena, Syleena and Sylena.

For more information, see also related girl names Zelenia and Celena.


Popularity

Selena is a very popular first name for females (#815 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Selena for girls (2015 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 a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Selena and its variant forms. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Celena, Celia, Celina, Celine, Cynthia, Diana, Marceline, Salena, Salina, Selena, Selene, Selina and Sena. (2015 statistics).


Top 1000 baby names ranking of Celena, Celia, Celina, Celine, Cynthia, Diana, Marceline, Salena, Salina, Selena in U.S.

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Celia, Celina, Celine, Cynthia, Diana outside U.S.

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


Similar Names

Selena is also pronounced similarly to Ceilena, Celeena, Solana, Solina, Sylina, Zelenya and Zelina. Other suggested similar baby names are Delena, Helena, Jelena, Selima, Sellma, Selma, Serena, Shalena and Yelena. These names tend to be less commonly used than Selena.

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