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since 1880

Selene

  • Gender: Girl
  • Origin: Greek
  • Meaning: Moon
  • #3247 All Time
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46k Selena (Spanish)
17k Selina (English)

How popular is the name "Selene" in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1919 5 5 0
1923 5 5 0
1926 6 6 0
1928 5 5 0
1929 7 7 0
1931 6 6 0
1932 6 6 0
1942 6 6 0
1943 6 6 0
1944 7 7 0
1945 9 9 0
1946 23 23 0
1947 14 14 0
1948 5 5 0
1949 9 9 0
1950 13 13 0
1951 10 10 0
1952 12 12 0
1953 8 8 0
1954 15 15 0
1955 10 10 0
1956 17 17 0
1957 16 16 0
1958 27 27 0
1959 33 33 0
1960 16 16 0
1961 29 29 0
1962 30 30 0
1963 40 40 0
1964 34 34 0
1965 41 41 0
1966 46 46 0
1967 28 28 0
1968 25 25 0
1969 70 70 0
1970 49 49 0
1971 45 45 0
1972 36 36 0
1973 45 45 0
1974 39 39 0
1975 43 43 0
1976 51 51 0
1977 64 64 0
1978 46 46 0
1979 54 54 0
1980 54 54 0
1981 37 37 0
1982 35 35 0
1983 43 43 0
1984 43 43 0
1985 40 40 0
1986 43 43 0
1987 50 50 0
1988 51 51 0
1989 85 85 0
1990 166 166 0
1991 155 150 5
1992 193 193 0
1993 214 214 0
1994 186 186 0
1995 196 196 0
1996 118 118 0
1997 115 115 0
1998 132 132 0
1999 138 138 0
2000 116 116 0
2001 111 111 0
2002 131 131 0
2003 107 107 0
2004 186 186 0
2005 168 168 0
2006 264 264 0
2007 225 225 0
2008 202 202 0
2009 197 197 0
2010 179 179 0
2011 170 170 0
2012 238 238 0
2013 214 214 0
2014 193 193 0

Want to know about the populiarty of Selene? From 1880 to 2014, the Social Security Administration has recorded 5,906 babies born with the name Selene in the United States. That's more than enough Selenes to occupy the territory of Montserrat (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 4,922 (as of May 12, 2011). The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given to 5 new born babies. The highest recorded use of the name "Selene" was in 2006 with a total of 264 babies.

According to the 1991 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the name "Selene" is not a popular baby girl's name in Illinois. Imagine that, only 13 babies in Illinois have the same name as you in 1991. Across the entire United States a total of only 155 babies also bear the same first name during the same year.

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Where is the name Selene popular?

The map shows the relative popularity of the name Selene in each of the states since 1950. Can you guess a name that was popular in the midwest? Search for the name to check your answer!

Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

Have you been wondering what does the name "Selene" mean? The list below shows the origins of Selene as well as things modernly associated with the name Selene such as celebrities named Selene.

Greek

Origin and Meaning of Selene

The name "Selene" is of Greek origin, and it means "Moon". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Selène van der Ree

Selène was born in 1984.

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Selène D'Amara Maria

Selène was born in 1984.

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Alternative Meanings

S is for secret, that you can certainly keep.

E is for excite, your spirit is catching!

L is for lucky, who is more?

E is for exotic, no lack of spirit here!

N is for noble, your regal bearing.

E is for electric, a sparkling trait!

Your name in reverse order is "Eneles". A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give "Neelse". How do you pronounce that?

Now try the names of everyone you know including friends, cousins, neighbors, classmates, co-workers or your pets. Even your favorite anime, TV or movie characters! See what their names mean. Remember, this is purely just for fun.

Past life for Selene born Jun 14, 1986

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a female in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Saudi Arabia approximately on 1125. Your profession was digger and undertaker.

You were a revolutionary type. You inspired changes in any sphere - politics, business, religion, housekeeping. You could have been a leader. Your lesson - to learn humility and faith in spiritual principles. You should believe in High Reason.

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