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Gender: F Meaning of Selena: "moon goddess" Origin of Selena: Latinized variation of Greek Selene Selena's Popularity in 2013: #345

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Selena is smooth, shiny, and sensual, a nineteenth-century name that found new life in the Latino community, following the biopic of slain Tejano singer Selena Quintanilla, starring Jennifer Lopez. But you don't have to be Latin to love Selena, which is both distinctive yet in step with stylish modern names such as Seraphina and Celia.

Young Disney channel favorite Selena Gomez, star of The Wizards of Waverly Place et al, was named after Selena Quintanilla. Selena Kyle is the nom de real life of Catwoman.

Selena is now Number 345 in the US.

Famous People Named Selena

Selena Quintanilla-Perez, American singer
Selena Marie Gomez, American actress and singer
Selena Li Sze-wan, Hong Kong-Canadian actress
Selena Sloan Butler, American co-founder of the National Parent-Teacher Association
Selena Roberts, American sportswriter
Selena Royle, American actress
Selena Steele, American dancer and actress
Selena Tan, Singaporean actress

Pop Culture References for the Name Selena

Selena, character in the movie "28 Days Later"
Selena Ramos, character in Lifetime's "The Client List"
Selena Coombs, character from TV series "American Gothic"

Celene, Celie, Celinda, Cellina, Celyna, Saleena, Salena, Salina, Sela, Selana, Seleana, Seleena, Selen, Selenah, Selenia, Selenna, Selie, Selina, Selinda, Seline, Sena, Syleena, Sylena, Zelena

Selena's International Variations

Célina, Céline (French) Selia, Celena, Selene (Greek) Celinka (Italian) Cela, Celek, Celina, Cesia (Polish)