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in the U.S.
since 1880
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in the U.S.
in 2010


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Fun Facts about the name Selig

  • How many people with the first name Selig have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2015, 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 1918 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Selig is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 8 babies in New York have the same name as you in 1918.
  • 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 Gesli. 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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Popularity of Selig as a first name

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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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Meaning, Origin, Inspirations, and Associations

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


Origin and Meaning of Selig

The name "Selig" is 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.

Other Inspirations for the Name Selig

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What does the name Selig mean?

Sis for sweet, your pleasing way.

Eis for elegant, born within you.

Lis for listen, one of your best traits.

Iis for infinite, are your possibilities

Gis for glisten, a sparkle in your eye.

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