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What does Selden mean?

Selden Pronunciation of Selden [selden] as a boys' name is an Old English name, and the name Selden means "willow valley". Selden is an alternate spelling of Seldon (Old English): place name.

Associated with: old english, willow (tree), valley.


Selden has 1 variant: Sellden.

1 more related form via Seldon: Shelden.

Creative forms:
(male) Sedden, Selder, ..

(female) Selser, ..

Middle name pairings:
Selden Adam (S.A.), ..

How popular is Selden?

Selden is an unusual first name for men but a very prominent surname for all people (#14482 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Seldon is the only prominent variation form of Selden (not ranked). Other variants, like Sellden, are seldom used. Adoption of this relation of Selden was at its most widespread in the 1910s (#1454). (Top 2000 Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Seldon in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Selden and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alden, Belden, Beldene (see Belden), Beldon, Bellden (see Belden), Colden, Elden, Felten, Golden, Halden, Holden, Kelden, Keldon, Kellen, Kelten, Kelven, Malden, Meldan, Melden, Meldon, Mellen, Nelsen, Saladin, Salton, Selbey, Selwin, Selwyn, Sender, Sheldin, Sheldon, Shelton, Slayden, Tilden, Walden, Welden and Weldon. These names tend to be more commonly used than Selden.

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