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Gender: Female Meaning of Selena: "moon goddess" Origin of Selena: Latinized variation of Greek Selene Selena's Popularity in 2017: #243

The name Selena is a girl's name of Latin origin meaning "moon goddess". Selena is ranked #243 on our popularity charts and is often added to lists like Classic Baby Names for Girls and discussed in our forums with posts like "Name Association Game".

From the experts:

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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Famous People Named Selena

Selena Quintanilla-Pérez, American singer.
Selena Marie Gomez, American actress and singer.
Selena Li Sze-wan, Hong Kong-Canadian actress.
Selena Roberts, American sportswriter.
Selena Royle, American actress.
Selena Steele, American dancer and actress.
Selena Tan, Singaporean actress.
Selena Hamilton, dancer from Project 21.

Pop Culture References for the name Selena

Selena Lua, character in Kresley Cole's "The Arcana Chronicles"
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"

Selena's International Variations

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