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What does Selena mean?

Selena Pronunciation of Selena as a girls' name is pronounced sa-LEEN-ah. It is of Greek origin, and the meaning of Selena is "the moon". From Selene. The name also possibly derives from Celia or the French name Marceline. Mythology: Selena was the moon goddess, sister to Helios, the sun, and companion to the names Diana and Cynthia. Late Latin pop singer Selena. Also form of Celena.


ASSOCIATED WITH greek, moon, mythology, goddess, sun (star)


VARIANTS Caleen, Caleena, Calina, Celene, Celenia, Celie, Celina, Celinda, Celine, Cellina, Celyna, Saleena, Salena, Salina, Sela, Selene, Selenia, Selenna, Selenna, Selia, Selie, Selina, Selinda, Seline, Selyna, Selyne, Sena, Syleena, Sylena

SEE ALSO Zelenia




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How popular is Selena?

Selena is a very prominent first name for women (#815 out of 4276, Top 19%) but an unusual surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Selena reached its peak position of #91 in the U.S. in the year 1995, and is currently at #249. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Prominent related forms of Selena (#249 THE PREVIOUS YEAR) rated in the Top 2000 are Cele, Celena, Celene, Celia (#936), Celie, Celina (#1220), Celine (#503), Cynthia (#693), Deana, Deanna (#1491), Dena, Diana (#184), Marceline (#1284), Salena, Salina, Selene (#831), Selina (#1089) and Sena. These relations of Selena reached the top of their popularity in the 1950s (USAGE OF 1.92%) and have become significantly less popular since (USAGE 0.31%, DOWN 84%). Diana has been the top favorite, though Marceline has become popular as well, while forms such as Salina are now less popular.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Selena, Cele, Celena, Celene, Celia in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Celie, Celina, Celine, Cynthia, Deana in U.S.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Deanna, Dena, Diana, Marceline, Salena in U.S.

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

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

Similar Names

Selena is alike in pronunciation to Ceilena, Celeena, Celinna, Solana, Solina, Sylina, Xylina, Xylona, Zelaina, Zelenya, Zelina, Zelleana and Zylina. Other suggested similar-sounding names are Alena, Allena, Arlena, Belona, Colena, Dalena, Deena, Delena, Delene, Delina, Elena, Felina, Galena, Geena, Helana, Heleena, Helen, Helena, Jalena, Jeena, Julena, Keena, Melana, Meleana, Melesa, Melina, Melvena, Neena, Olena, Orlena, Regena, Saleema, Salima, Sarena, Seana, Seanna, Sebina, Seema, Selbea (see Selby), Selda, Selma, Selmah, Seneca, Seneka, Serena, Serina, Shaleena, Shalene, Sheena, Shelanna, Shena, Siena, Sirena, Solenne, Soline, Stevena, Suellen, Suelyn, Syrena, Talena, Terena and Yelena. These names tend to be less frequently used than Selena.

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