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What does Selia mean?

Selia /se-lia/ as a name for girls is of Greek origin, and the name Selia means "blind; sixth; the moon". Selia is a variant form 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).


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

Selia has 55 more related forms via Cecilia, Selena, Sheila: Cacelia, Calina, Cecelia, Cecil, Cecila, Ceclia, Cecylia, Ceil, Cele, Celenia, Celina, Celinda, Celine, Celli, Cellie, Cellina, Celyna, Cesia, Cesya, Cilka, Cilla, Kekilia, Kikelia, Sacilia, Salena, Salina, Sasilia, Secelia, Selene, Selenia, Selenna, Selina, Selinda, Seline, Selyna, Selyne, Sena, Sesilia, Sheela, Sheilia, Sheilya, Shela, Shelia, Shella, Sheyla, Shiela, Shila, Shilea, Shilla, Shyla, Sile, Sileas, Silke, Siselya and Sylena.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Sulia, Sylia, ..

(male) Seley, Sely, ..

How popular is Selia?

Selia is an uncommon first name for women. Selia is also a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Demographics)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Cecilia (#206 in 2014), Selena (#346), Cecelia (#572), Celine (#714), Celia (#788), Selina (#1047), Selene (#1247), Celina (#1267), Sheila (#1416), Shyla (#1423), Sheyla (#1938), Shiela, Sena, Shelia, Shela, Salena, Ceil, Cecil, Cele, Celie, Cilla and Salina are the prominent related forms of Selia (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Cili, are uncommon. These forms of Selia were popular as baby names during 1950-1959 (average #1438) and are somewhat less popular today (#1498, 47.2% less usage), with versions like Cecelia becoming somewhat dated. Cecilia has been the most well-known version, although Celine seems to be getting popular too. Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of Selia and corresponding names. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Cecelia, Cecil, Cecilia, Ceil, Cele in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Celia, Celie, Celina, Celine, Cilla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Salena, Salina, Selena, Selene, Selina in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sena, Sheila, Shela, Shelia, Sheyla in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Shiela, Shyla in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Selia is pronounced similarly to Ceili, Salli, Sallie, Seula, Silia, Siliya, Sillia, Silliya, Silya, Suelo, Sula, Sylwia, Xyla, Xylia, Zalia, Zaylia, Zelia, Zelie, Zila, Zilla, Zoela, Zoelie, Zola, Zolia and Zylia. Other recommended names are Abelia, Alia, Allia, Amelia, Belia, Betia, Dalia, Delia, Elia, Eulia, Evelia, Helia, Hellia, Julia, Kenia, Kezia, Lalia, Lealia, Lelia, Loelia, Melia, Nelia, Orelia, Pelia, Sadia, Safia, Salcia, Salima, Saria, Seana, Sefira, Selbie, Selda, Selima, Selma, Semira, Sera, Serina, Shalia, Sheria, Silja, Sofia, Syria, Tesia, Ubelia, Udelia (see Odele), Venia, Weslia, Xenia and Zenia. These names tend to be more commonly used than Selia.