What does Selena mean?
Selena /se-le-na/ [3 sylls.] 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.
Selena▲ has 21 more alternative forms via Celia, Cynthia, Diana, Marceline: Cele, Deana▼, Deane, Deann▼, Deanna▼, Dede, Dee▼, Deeana, Deeane, Dena▼, Diahna, Dianna▼, Dyana, Dyanna, Fecelia, Sindia, Sindya, Sinny, Synda, Syndia and Syntha.Kreatif forms: Silena, Syllena, Sylna. [more]
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)
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)
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, Deann, Deanna, Dee, Dena, Diana (#297), Dianna, Marceline, Salena, Salina, Selene, Selina and Sena. These girl names reached the top of their popularity during the years 1960-1969 (usage of 0.3726%) and have become significantly less popular since (usage 0.1244%, down 66.6%), with forms such as Celia, Cynthia, Deanna, Marceline and Selina falling out of fashion. Celine (#714), Diana (#297) and Selena (#346) are three of the more trendy baby names among these, and there is a rekindling in birth name popularity for Celine and Selena. (2014 Birth Statistics)
Selena▲ is alike in pronunciation 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 frequently used than Selena.