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Gender: F Meaning of Selah: "rock" Origin of Selah: Hebrew Selah's Popularity in 2013: #548

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Selah is a once-obscure but simple and lovely Biblical name that's reemerging, in this version and as Sela. Actress Sela Ward helped popularize it, along with singer Lauryn Hill, who used Selah for her daughter.

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Famous People Named Selah

Selah Louise Marley, eldest daughter of Lauryn Hill and granddaughter of reggae musician Bob Marley
Selah Sue (b. 1989), singer from Belgium
Sela Ward (b. 1956), American actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Selah

Selah Tarrant, Verena's mother in The Bostonians (1886) by Henry James
Selah, a contemporary Christian vocal band