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.
Selena is a very popular first name for females (#815 out of 4276, Top 19%) 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 (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Selena and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Diana (#297), Selena (#346), Cynthia (#491), Celine (#714), Celia (#788), Selina, Celena, Salina, Sena, Celina, Marceline, Selene and Salena. (2014 statistics).
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.