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Girl Name: Selena

Name: Selena
Pronunciation: \s(e)-le-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: the moon
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Zelenia, Celena
Sounds Like: Ceilena, Celeena, Sylina, Solana, Solina, Zelenya, Zelina, Zelene
Variant forms: Caleen, Caleena, Calina, Celene, Celenia, Celie, Celina, Celinda, Celine, Cellina, Celyna, Saleena, Salena, Salina, Sela, Salena, Selene, Selenia, Selenna, Selenna, Selia, Selie, Selina, Selinda, Seline, Selyna, Selyne, Sena, Syleena, Sylena
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 815

Description

Selena \s(e)-le-na\ as a girl's 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.

Selena has 30 variant forms: Caleen, Caleena, Calina, Celene, Celenia, Celie, Celina, Celinda, Celine, Cellina, Celyna, Saleena, Salena, Salina, Sela, Salena, Selene, Selenia, Selenna, Selenna, Selia, Selie, Selina, Selinda, Seline, Selyna, Selyne, Sena, Syleena and Sylena.

For more information, see also related names Zelenia and Celena.

Baby names that sound like Selena are Ceilena, Celeena, Sylina, Solana, Solina, Zelenya, Zelina and Zelene.

View a list of the 6 names that reference Selena.

Popularity

Selena is a very popular first name for women (#815 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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