• 154 Selig


First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

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Meanings and Origins

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Origin and Meaning of Selig

"Selig" is a name of English origin, and it means "From the happy meadow". It's a name commonly given to boys.


From Middle High German sælic, sælec, from Old High German sālīg. from Proto-Germanic *sēlīgaz, from *sēliz. Cognates include English silly, Dutch zalig, Old Norse sæll.

Notable Persons Named Selig

Selig was given the name Selig Percy Amoils in 1933 in Johannesburg.


Selig S. Harrison is a scholarly method, journalist, author, and scholar. Selig was born on March 19th, 1927 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.


Selig was born on December 9th, 1888. He died on August 14th, 1959.


Selig was born in 1873. He died in 1959.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Selig

Bud Selig is a Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball and Commissioner of Baseball. Bud was born on July 30th, 1934 in Milwaukee.


William was born on March 14th, 1864 in Chicago. William is also known as Colonel" Selig. He passed away on July 15th, 1948.


Stefan was born in 1964.



Zachary Selig is a in the fields of painting, author, interior design, and spiritism. Zachary was given the name Zachary Jay Selig on November 24th, 1949 in Seguin, Texas. Zachary is also known as Zachary Jay Selig.



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Popularity of Selig as a last name

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Common last names for Selig

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Common first names for Selig

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Selig U.S.
  White 94.41% 64.26%
  African American 0.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Selig

People with the last name Selig are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Selig

  • How Popular is the name Selig? Selig is the 29,967th most popular name of all time. As a last name Selig was the 14,712th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Selig have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2016, the Social Security Administration has recorded 154 babies born with the first name Selig in the United States. That's more than enough people named Selig to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Selig? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Selig first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Selig is Thursday, March 28th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Selig born? The highest recorded use of the first name Selig was in 1925 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Selig Factoid: According to the 1928 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Selig is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1928.
  • Weird things about the name Selig: Your name in reverse order is Giles. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Isegl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Selig? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,020 people with the last name Selig.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Selig? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Selig as their last name since less than 1 person in 147k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!

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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).
  • Wiktionary: Titles and License.
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