Latinized variation of Greek Selene
"moon goddess"

Selena Origin and Meaning

The name Selena is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "moon goddess".

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, former star of The Wizards of Waverly Place and current pop singer, was named after Selena Quintanilla. Selina Kyle is the secret identity of Catwoman.

Selena is an alternate name of Artemis, the Greek goddess of the moon and hunting.

# 229 in the US

Selena Rank in US Top 1000

# 478 on Nameberry

Selena Rank in Nameberry Top 1000

Selena Popularity

Famous People Named Selena

  • Selena QuintanillaPérez, American singer.
  • Selena Marie GomezAmerican actress and singer.
  • Selena Li Szewan, Hong Kong,Canadian actress.
  • Selena RobertsAmerican sportswriter.
  • Selena RoyleAmerican actress.
  • Selena SteeleAmerican dancer and actress.
  • Selena TanSingaporean actress.
  • Selena Hamiltondancer from Project 21.

Selena in Pop Culture

  • Selena Luacharacter in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
  • Selenacharacter in the movie "28 Days Later"
  • Selena Ramoscharacter in Lifetime's "The Client List"
  • Selena Coombscharacter from TV series "American Gothic"
  • Selenacharacter from the video game 'Fire Emblem Fates"