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18k
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since 1880
Last Name
105
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in 2010
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Meaning and Origin

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First recorded in England in the 17th century, possibly from Latin Caelīna (“heavenly”), or a variant of Selene, the Ancient Greek goddess of the moon.

  1. A female given name.

Selina was also found in the following language(s): German

Notable Persons Named Selina

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Selina was born on August 12th, 1953 in London.

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Selina Jen is a mandopop singing, actor, and presenter. She was most prominent from 2001 to 2010. Selina is also known as Sai Lin Na ().

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Selina Scott is a journalist, newsreader, television producer, television presenter, author, and news presenter. Selina was given the name Selina Mary Scott on May 13th, 1951 in Scarborough, North Riding of Yorkshire, England.

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Selina Griffiths is an actor and actress. Selina was given the name Selina Jane Griffiths by her parent Annette Crosbie in London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.

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Selina Lo is an actress and singer. She was most prominent from 2007 to present. Selina was born on May 8th, 1991.

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

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Year Total Babies Born Girls Born Boys Born
1880 10 10 0
1881 9 9 0
1883 14 14 0
1884 11 11 0
1885 11 11 0
1886 9 9 0
1887 15 15 0
1888 13 13 0
1889 18 18 0
1890 24 24 0
1891 19 19 0
1892 19 19 0
1893 12 12 0
1894 11 11 0
1895 26 26 0
1896 17 17 0
1897 22 22 0
1898 22 22 0
1899 13 13 0
1900 27 27 0
1901 17 17 0
1902 13 13 0
1903 20 20 0
1904 16 16 0
1905 19 19 0
1906 15 15 0
1907 19 19 0
1908 13 13 0
1909 14 14 0
1910 19 19 0
1911 19 19 0
1912 27 27 0
1913 20 20 0
1914 17 17 0
1915 27 27 0
1916 36 36 0
1917 32 32 0
1918 47 47 0
1919 37 37 0
1920 32 32 0
1921 22 22 0
1922 32 32 0
1923 37 37 0
1924 34 34 0
1925 28 28 0
1926 33 33 0
1927 20 20 0
1928 25 25 0
1929 19 19 0
1930 24 24 0
1931 12 12 0
1932 15 15 0
1933 18 18 0
1934 15 15 0
1935 18 18 0
1936 14 14 0
1937 14 14 0
1938 12 12 0
1939 19 19 0
1940 12 12 0
1941 13 13 0
1942 9 9 0
1943 23 23 0
1944 19 19 0
1945 27 27 0
1946 13 13 0
1947 22 22 0
1948 25 25 0
1949 28 28 0
1950 27 27 0
1951 54 54 0
1952 36 36 0
1953 36 36 0
1954 61 61 0
1955 53 53 0
1956 58 58 0
1957 68 68 0
1958 103 103 0
1959 148 148 0
1960 167 167 0
1961 204 204 0
1962 247 247 0
1963 246 246 0
1964 195 195 0
1965 244 244 0
1966 269 269 0
1967 232 232 0
1968 198 198 0
1969 146 146 0
1970 150 150 0
1971 222 222 0
1972 198 198 0
1973 220 220 0
1974 198 198 0
1975 154 154 0
1976 200 200 0
1977 399 399 0
1978 288 288 0
1979 242 242 0
1980 232 232 0
1981 294 294 0
1982 287 287 0
1983 255 255 0
1984 251 251 0
1985 264 264 0
1986 265 265 0
1987 248 248 0
1988 231 231 0
1989 332 332 0
1990 269 269 0
1991 311 311 0
1992 363 363 0
1993 496 496 0
1994 614 614 0
1995 704 704 0
1996 376 376 0
1997 357 357 0
1998 336 336 0
1999 347 347 0
2000 279 279 0
2001 262 262 0
2002 262 262 0
2003 238 238 0
2004 240 240 0
2005 295 295 0
2006 295 295 0
2007 291 291 0
2008 277 277 0
2009 252 252 0
2010 217 217 0
2011 224 224 0
2012 242 242 0
2013 213 213 0
2014 247 247 0
2015 222 222 0
2016 218 218 0
2017 214 214 0

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Popularity of Selina as a first name

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Popularity of Selina as a last name

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Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Selina U.S.
  White 20.95% 64.26%
  African American 4.76% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 9.52% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 41.90% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.00% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 22.86% 16.26%

Of Last Name Selina

People with the last name Selina are most frequently White, American Indian and Alaska Native, or Hispanic or Latino

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Fun Facts about the name Selina

  • How Popular is the name Selina? Selina is the 1,789th most popular name of all time. As a last name Selina was the 154,907th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Selina have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2017, the Social Security Administration has recorded 17,766 babies born with the first name Selina in the United States. That's more than enough people named Selina to occupy the territory of Anguilla (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 15,236 (as of July 1, 2011).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Selina? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1880 when it was given as a first name to 10 new born babies.
  • When was Selina first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Selina is Saturday, June 23rd, 1866.
  • What year had the most people named Selina born? The highest recorded use of the first name Selina was in 1995 with a total of 704 babies.
  • Random Selina Factoid: According to the 1980 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Selina is not a popular baby girl's name in Alabama. Imagine that, only 6 babies in Alabama have the same name as you in 1980.
  • Weird things about the name Selina: Your name in reverse order is Aniles. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ialsen. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Selina? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 105 people with the last name Selina.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Selina? Selina is one of the most unique last names recorded.

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