HeartSEH-lah or SEE-lah

Sela Origin and Meaning

The name Sela is a girl's name of Hebrew origin meaning "rock".
Sela is a Biblical place name, the original term for the city of Petra, which is finding new life through actress Sela Ward, star of several TV series. The young daughter of singer Lauryn Hill is named Selah, pronounced the same but with a different derivation and meaning. Found among early African-American enslaved people, it was sometimes spelled Cela or Cella.

Sela Popularity

20 Names Similar to Sela

These 20 names were selected by our users that were looking for other names like Sela.

Famous People Named Sela

  • Sela Ann WardAmerican actress

Sela in Pop Culture

  • Selaa city in or near Moab (Isaiah 16:1)
  • Selacharacter on TV's "Star Trek"