Selena

First Name
49k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

What does the name Selena mean? Find out below.

Origin and Meaning of Selena

"Selena" is a name of Spanish origin, and it means "Moon". It's a name commonly given to girls.

Wiktionary

Either a variant of Selina, from Latin Caelīna (“heavenly”, from caelum (“sky, heaven”)), or from Selene, the Ancient Greek goddess of the moon.

  1. A female given name.

Selena was also found in the following language(s): Faroese, Portuguese, Serbo-Croatian, and Spanish

Notable Persons Named Selena

Selena Gomez is a singer, actress, executive producer, fashion designer, and philanthropist. Her ongoing career started in 2002. Selena was given the name Selena Marie Gomez on July 22nd, 1992 in Grand Prairie, Texas, U.S.

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Selena was a singer, songwriter, actress, spokesperson, and fashion designer. She holds the title Dreaming of You". She was most active from 1982 to 1995. Selena was given the name Selena Quintanilla by her parents Abraham Quintanilla and Jr. on April 16th, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, U.S. Selena is also known as Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. She passed away on March 31st, 1995.

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Selena Li is an actor. She was most prominent from 2003 to 2003. Selena was born on February 12th, 1981 in Hong Kong.

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Selena Royle was an actress. She was most prominent from 1921 to 1921. Selena was born on November 6th, 1904 in New York City, New York, U.S. Selena is also known as Selena Royale. She died on April 23rd, 1983.

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Selena Fox is a wiccan priestess and psychotherapist. Selena was born on October 20th, 1949.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Selena

Selena was a singer, songwriter, actress, spokesperson, and fashion designer. She holds the title Dreaming of You". She was most active from 1982 to 1995. Selena was given the name Selena Quintanilla by her parents Abraham Quintanilla and Jr. on April 16th, 1971 in Lake Jackson, Texas, U.S. Selena is also known as Selena Quintanilla-Pérez. She passed away on March 31st, 1995.

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She holds the title Puteri Indonesia 2011 and Miss Universe Indonesia 2012. Maria was given the name Maria Selena Nurcahya on September 24th, 1990 in Palembang.

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How popular is the baby name Selena in the U.S.?

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born Ranking
1880 5 5 0
1881 7 7 0
1882 5 5 0
1883 6 6 0
1884 11 11 0
1885 15 15 0
1886 10 10 0
1887 14 14 0
1888 18 18 0
1889 11 11 0
1890 14 14 0
1891 17 17 0
1892 11 11 0
1893 16 16 0
1894 13 13 0
1895 11 11 0
1896 13 13 0
1897 16 16 0
1898 21 21 0
1899 11 11 0
1900 20 20 0
1901 17 17 0
1902 17 17 0
1903 23 23 0
1904 17 17 0
1905 15 15 0
1906 16 16 0
1907 14 14 0
1908 19 19 0
1909 21 21 0
1910 21 21 0
1911 23 23 0
1912 28 28 0
1913 27 27 0
1914 37 37 0
1915 40 40 0
1916 34 34 0
1917 35 35 0
1918 32 32 0
1919 41 41 0
1920 46 46 0
1921 44 44 0
1922 43 43 0
1923 44 44 0
1924 37 37 0
1925 43 43 0
1926 45 45 0
1927 36 36 0
1928 40 40 0
1929 46 46 0
1930 44 44 0
1931 25 25 0
1932 31 31 0
1933 38 38 0
1934 25 25 0
1935 29 29 0
1936 25 25 0
1937 35 35 0
1938 35 35 0
1939 40 40 0
1940 22 22 0
1941 27 27 0
1942 41 41 0
1943 42 42 0
1944 64 64 0
1945 50 50 0
1946 41 41 0
1947 50 50 0
1948 57 57 0
1949 61 61 0
1950 58 58 0
1951 68 68 0
1952 91 91 0
1953 67 67 0
1954 85 85 0
1955 59 59 0
1956 54 54 0
1957 57 57 0
1958 212 212 0
1959 214 214 0
1960 198 198 0
1961 257 257 0
1962 241 241 0
1963 206 206 0
1964 226 226 0
1965 272 272 0
1966 298 298 0
1967 294 294 0
1968 271 271 0
1969 272 272 0
1970 298 298 0
1971 435 435 0
1972 358 358 0
1973 589 589 0
1974 446 446 0
1975 344 344 0
1976 464 464 0
1977 791 791 0
1978 597 597 0
1979 523 523 0
1980 451 451 0
1981 453 453 0
1982 392 392 0
1983 367 367 0
1984 368 368 0
1985 310 310 0
1986 282 282 0
1987 246 246 0
1988 211 211 0
1989 281 281 0
1990 262 262 0
1991 313 313 0
1992 375 375 0
1993 663 663 0
1994 917 917 0
1995 3,839 3,824 15 #91 girl name
1996 2,296 2,291 5
1997 2,007 1,998 9
1998 2,278 2,278 0
1999 2,123 2,118 5
2000 1,649 1,643 6
2001 1,488 1,482 6
2002 1,293 1,288 5
2003 1,179 1,179 0
2004 1,247 1,241 6
2005 1,378 1,378 0
2006 1,162 1,162 0
2007 1,056 1,056 0
2008 955 955 0
2009 1,016 1,016 0
2010 982 982 0
2011 982 982 0
2012 1,048 1,048 0
2013 938 938 0
2014 952 952 0
2015 1,010 1,010 0
2016 1,122 1,122 0
2017 1,296 1,296 0

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Popularity of Selena as a first name

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Common last names for Selena

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Fun Facts about the name Selena

  • What name lists does Selena rank for?
  • How Popular is the name Selena? Selena is the 1,010th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Selena have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 49,480 babies born with the first name Selena in the United States. That's more than enough people named Selena to occupy the territory of Faroe Islands (Denmark) with an estimated population of 48,285 (as of March 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Selena? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Selena first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Selena is Tuesday, April 6th, 1869.
  • What year had the most people named Selena born? The highest recorded use of the first name Selena was in 1995 with a total of 3,824 babies. That's a lot of babies named Selena!
  • Random Selena Factoid: According to the 2000 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Selena ranks 95th in popularity as a baby girl's name in Wyoming. Imagine that, 6 babies in Wyoming have the same name as you in 2000.
  • Weird things about the name Selena: Your name in reverse order is Aneles. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Elanes. How do you pronounce that?

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • U.S. Social Security Administration: Popular Baby Names, Death Master File (public domain).
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