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Boy Name: Sela

Name: Sela
Pronunciation: \s(e)-la\
Gender / Sex: boy name boy (Sela's also a girl name)
Meaning: boulder, cliff
Origin: Hebrew
Sounds Like: Sal, Sol, Seal, Seely, Sill, Sly
Variant forms: Selah


Sela \s(e)-la\ as a boy's name (also used as girl's name Sela), is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Sela is "boulder, cliff". The word appears frequently in the Psalms, possibly referring to an ancient musical notation.

Sela has 1 variant form: Selah.

Baby names that sound like Sela are Sal, Sol, Seal, Seely, Sill and Sly.


Sela is not a popular first name for men and an equally uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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