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What does Selina mean?

Selina Pronunciation of 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.

ASSOCIATED WITH greek, moon, 17th century, britain (england)


VARIANTS Caleen, Caleena, Calina, Celena, Celene, Celenia, Celina, Celinda, Salena, Salina, Selena, Selenia, Selyna, Selyne, Sena, Syleena, Sylena, Sylina


RELATIONS VIA CELIA, SELENA Celie, Celine, Cellina, Celyna, Saleena, Sela, Selene, Selenna, Selia, Selie, Selinda, Seline

(female) Selisa, Selyn, ..

(male) Selisa, ..

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)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Selina name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Selina outside U.S.

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), 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%).

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Selina, Celena, Celene, Celia, Celie in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Celina, Celine, Salena, Salina, Selena in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Selene, Sena in U.S.

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

Similar Names

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.

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