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Gender: Female Meaning of Selene: "moon goddess" Origin of Selene: Greek Selene's Popularity in 2018: #831

Selene Origin and Meaning

The name Selene is a girl's name of Greek origin meaning "moon goddess".

Selene may be the mythological Greek original, but Latin variation Selena is used more often in the US these days. Selene is the Greek goddess of the moon, sister of Helios the sun god. Selene is also sometimes called Cynthia and Phoebe. The name may be related to the word selas, which means light, and is one of the loveliest of the Greek goddess names.

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Comments

jtucker Says:

2018-06-05T03:11:51

I love the name Selene. It has an ethereal vibe.

Selene Woolf Says:

2016-02-06T00:22:06

Hey that's my name 😉😂

potterhead140 Says:

2015-04-23T23:08:58

I think this name has a beautiful meaning, moon goddess. I think it's more graceful than Selena, and also more elegant. Honestly though I would only use this name as a middle name to maybe, Luna or Nora.