What does Selia mean?
Selia /se-lia/ [3 sylls.] as a name for girls is of Latin, Old Welsh, Greek, Irish and Gaelic origin, and the name Selia means "blind; sixth; the moon". Selia is a variant transcription of Cecilia (Latin, Old Welsh). Selia is also a variant of Selena (Greek): from Selene. Selia is also used as a form of Sheila (Irish, Gaelic).
How popular is Selia?
Selia is an uncommon first name for women. Selia is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Cecilia (#206 in 2014), Selena (#346), Celia (#788), Sheila, Shelia, Sena, Selina, Salina and Celina are the prominent related forms of Selia (outside Top 1000). Forms like Seline are uncommon. These girl names were at the height of their popularity in 1995 (usage of 0.4153%) and are now significantly less popular (usage 0.1844%, down 55.6%), with versions like Celia, Salina, Celina, Selina and Sena becoming somewhat dated. Selena (#346) is the most fashionable name for newborns in this list, with this name having a resurgence in popularity. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Selia and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Selia is pronounced similarly to Seula, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silya, Sula▼, Sylwia, Xylia, Zalia, Zelia, Zelie, Zolia and Zylia. Other recommended similar baby names are Belia, Delia▼, Helia, Lelia▼, Melia, Nelia, Pelia, Selda, Selima, Selma▼ and Shalia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Selia.