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What does Selena mean?

Selena \s(e)-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.


Variations

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.

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

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.


Popularity

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Selena name in U.S.

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

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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Celena, Celia, Celina, Celine, Cynthia, Deana, Deann, Deanna, Dee, Dena in U.S.

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Diana, Dianna, Marceline, Salena, Salina, Selena, Selene, Selina, Sena in U.S.

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


Similar Names

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.

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