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 Goddess Baby Names and discussed in our forums with posts like "Baby a Day".
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.