What does Selina mean?
Selina [seli-na] as a girls' name is pronounced sa-LEEN-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Selina is "the moon". Of uncertain origin. It is first found in the 17th century, and it may be a variant of Selena, or of Celia. The name became popular in Britain in the 1980s. perhaps due to the television personality Selina Scott.
Related girl name: Celine.Creative forms:
(female) Selisa, Selyn, ..
(male) Seliney, Selisa, .. Middle name pairings:
Selina Londyn (S.L.), ..
How popular is Selina?
Selina is a very popular first name for women (#1047 out of 4276, Top 24%) but a unique surname for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)
Selina reached its highest rank of #372 in the U.S. in 1995, and is at #1140 presently. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Prominent related forms of Selina (#1140 via latest list) ranked in the Top 2000 are Selena (#321 via latest list), Celine (#824), Celia (#858), Selene (#1175), Celina (#1361), Sena, Celene, Salena, Celie, Celena and Salina. These forms of Selina reached the height of their popularity in the year 1995 (usage of 0.33%) and are now significantly less common (usage 0.11%, down 67%).
Selina▼ is alike in pronunciation to Ceilena, Celeena, Celinna, Solana, Solina, Xylina, Xylona, Zelaina, Zelenia, Zelenya, Zelina and Zylina. Other suggested similar names are Adelina▲, Aegina, Avelina, Belia, Delfina, Delina, Delinda, Deline, Delisa, Dellina, Ellina, Emelina, Evelina, Felina, Felisa, Galina, Geina, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Helena, Helima, Helisa, Irelina, Julina, Kalina, Kellina, Kevina, Kolina, Lexina, Medina, Melaina, Melia, Melida, Meliza, Melvina▼, Merlina, Neilina, Nelia, Nerina, Sabina, Salma▲, Saloma, Sarina, Sebina, Sebrina, Selbea (see Selby), Selimah, Semira, Serena, Serinah, Serinna, Serita, Shaina▼, Shalina, Shelanna, Shelia▼, Shelisa, Sylvina, Talina, Valina, Veina and Yerina. These names tend to be less frequently used than Selina.See names in meaning and etymology.