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What does Selia mean?

Selia \s(e)-lia\ 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 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 16 more related forms via Cecilia, Selena, Sheila: Ceclia, Celina, Cesia, Salina, Secelia, Selenia, Selina, Selinda, Seline, Selyna, Sena, Sesilia, Sheilia, Shela, Shelia and Shella.


Selia is an uncommon first name for women but a somewhat popular surname for all people (#68022 out of 88799, Top 77%). (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 (#unlisted). These girl names were at the height of their popularity in the year 1995 and are now significantly less popular, with versions like Celia, Sheila, Shelia, Sena and Selina 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)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Cecilia, Celia, Celina, Salina, Selena, Selina, Sena, Sheila, Shelia in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.