Gender: Female Meaning of Selena: "moon goddess" Origin of Selena: Latinized variation of Greek Selene Selena's Popularity in 2019: #233

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.

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Rank in US: #233

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Pop Culture References for the name Selena

Sela, Celinda, Celie, Syleena, Seline, Selana, Sylena, Selen, Selina, Zelena, Celyna, Selinda, Cellina, Seleena, Sena, Selenia,

Selena's International Variations

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


Daiseymae Says:


I love this name! It is so sweet and feminine sounding.

formalfish Says:


Or Sena!

Miri Says:


Love the meaning, but not the name itself.

Jinxgirl Says:


Selena is very pretty, nice meaning, sensual. Lena or Sela are good nicknames

Addie88 Says:


Um... Selena was popular with the Latino community and wider community well before she was killed and then had a movie made about her... Love this name, but I like the spelling Celina better.

pam Says:


The Veep character is also Selina -- which always feels to me as if it should be pronounced sel-eye-na.

eveyalecia Says:


I prefer Selena over Selene, though if I were using the latter I prefer the Celine spelling.

(Catwoman's name is spelled Selina, btw.)

wavygirl Says:


I love Celine and Selene.

BeaSobreira Says:


I prefer Selene!

Guest Says:


Just found out yesterday that this is my grandma's middle name. I might have to consider this one day (I prefer Céline though)

laluna Says:


I love "night" names and this is my favorite one out of them. It'll be my daughter's name.