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Meaning and name origin

Selia \s(e)-lia\ as a girl's name is of Latin, Old Welsh, Greek, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the meaning of Selia is "blind; sixth; the moon". Selia is a variant of Cecilia (Latin, Old Welsh): the name came from the Welsh name Seissylt meaning "sixth". Also a variant of Selena (Greek): from Selene. Selia is also used as a variant of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic).


Selia has 17 variant forms: Ceila, Ceilagh, Ceileh, Ceileigh, Ceilia, Cela, Celia, Celie, Cili, Cilia, Cilly, Seelia, Seelie, Seely, Seila, Sela, Selie.


Selia is not a popular first name for females but a somewhat popular surname or last name for all people (#68022 out of 88799, Top 77%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Selia and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Cecilia (#206), Selena (#346), Celia (#788) and Sheila. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cecilia, Selena, Celia, Sheila in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Cecilia, Selena, Celia, Sheila outside U.S.

Similar Names

Selia is also pronounced similarly to Seula, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silya, Sula, Sylwia, Xylia, Zalia, Zelia, Zelie, Zolia and Zylia. Other suggested similar baby names are Belia, Delia, Helia, Lelia, Melia, Nelia, Pelia, Selda, Selima, Selina, Selma, Shalia, Sheilia, Shela, Shelia and Shella. These names tend to be more commonly used than Selia.