Selene

First Name
6k
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
<100
in the U.S.
in 2010
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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.

Origin and Meaning of Selene

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

Other Dictionary Sources
  1. A genus of Carangidae
  2. (Greek mythology) goddess of the Moon in ancient mythology; identified with Roman Luna
Wiktionary

From the Ancient Greek Σελήνη (Selḗnē, proper noun), from the σέλας (sélas, “light”).

  1. (Greek mythology) The goddess of the Moon.
  2. A female given name.
  3. (poetic) The Moon.

Selene was also found in the following language(s): Translingual, Italian, and Portuguese

Notable Persons With the Name Selene

Selene is a comics character.

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Selene Luna is an actor, model (people), actress, and model. Selene was born on September 19th, 1971 in Tijuana.

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Selene Vigil-Wilk is a grunge, punk rock, and riot grrrl musician. She has been prominent since 1990. Selene was given the name Selene Here Vigil on July 16th, 1965. Selene is also known as Selene Vigil.

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Notable Persons With the Last Name Selene

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How popular is the baby 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 215 215 0
1994 185 185 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
2015 214 214 0

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Popularity of Selene as a first name

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Fun Facts about the name Selene

  • How Popular is the name Selene? Selene is the 3,235th most popular name of all time.
  • How many people with the first name Selene have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, the Social Security Administration has recorded 6,120 babies born with the first name Selene in the United States. That's more than enough people named Selene to occupy the territory of Saint Pierre and Miquelon (France) with an estimated population of 6,000 (as of July 1, 2012).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Selene? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1919 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Selene first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Selene is Sunday, November 2nd, 1879.
  • What year had the most people named Selene born? The highest recorded use of the first name Selene was in 2006 with a total of 264 babies.
  • Random Selene Factoid: According to the 2004 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Selene is not a popular baby girl's name in Arizona. Imagine that, only 5 babies in Arizona have the same name as you in 2004.
  • Weird things about the name Selene: Your name in reverse order is Eneles. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Eleesn. How do you pronounce that?

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What does the name Selene mean?

Sis for share, your talents, time, and possessions with others

Eis for eternal, your spirit will live.

Lis for life, that you live so well.

Eis for explorer, always ready for the next journey

Nis for noble, your regal bearing.

Eis for elegant, born within you.

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  • Sources:
  • 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).
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
  • Notable persons via Wikipedia: Titles and License. Click each image for the attribution information.