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. Also form of Celena.
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, Sylena
SEE ALSO Zelenia.CREATIVE FORMS
(female) Silena, Sylna, ..
(male) Seledy, .. 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), 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.