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Girl Name: Selina

Name: Selina
Pronunciation: \s(e)-li-na\
Gender / Sex: girl name girl
Meaning: the moon
Origin: Greek
Related Names: Celine
Sounds Like: Seline, Solina, Zelina
Variant forms: Caleen, Caleena, Calina, Celena, Celene, Celenia, Celina, Celinda, Salena, Salina, Selena, Selenia, Selyna, Selyne, Sena, Syleena, Sylena, Sylina
Rank as First Name (Given Name): 1047

Description

Selina \s(e)-li-na\ as a girl's 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.

Selina has 18 variant forms: Caleen, Caleena, Calina, Celena, Celene, Celenia, Celina, Celinda, Salena, Salina, Selena, Selenia, Selyna, Selyne, Sena, Syleena, Sylena and Sylina.

For more information, see also the related name Celine.

Baby names that sound like Selina are Seline, Solina and Zelina.

View a list of the 4 names that reference Selina.

Popularity

Selina is a very popular first name for women (#1047 out of 4276) but an uncommon surname or last name for both men and women. (1990 U.S. Census)

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