Selah

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Gender: F Pronunciation: SEE-lah Origin of Selah: Hebrew Selah's Popularity in 2016: #470

The name Selah is a girl's name of Hebrew origin. Selah is ranked #470 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Bible Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "A brother or sister for little Jack or Olivia".

From the experts:

The name is derived from the term commonly used in the Book of Psalms, which has a many Hebrew scholars in confusion over its meaning. Given its context in the Bible, Selah is likely to mean “to praise” or “pause and reflect upon what has just been said." Lauryn Hill used this name for her daughter.

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Famous People Named Selah

Selah Sue (born Sanne Greet A. Putseys), Belgian singer-songwriter
Selah Louise Marley (b. 1998), daughter of singer Lauryn Hill and CFL player Rohan Marley; granddaughter of singer Bob Marley

Pop Culture References for the name Selah

Selah Tarrant, Verena's mother in The Bostonians (1886) by Henry James
Selah, contemporary Christian vocal band
Selah Strong, male character on TV's "Turn"
"Selah", song by Emeli Sande