Selah

Selah - A very unique female name



  Jan 20,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Selah appeared on the charts for the first time in 1992 on position #4731. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Selah and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Selah? Our experts and editorial staff have gathered trends and insights for 30,000+ baby names over the last 100 years -- And on this page you will learn everything you ever wanted to know about the name Selah. The baby girl name Selah was given to 523 baby girls in 2012, ranking #532 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 2,702 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Selah peaked in popularity 5 years ago in 2012 on position 532.



Famous with this name

Selah Victor
Selah Joy
Selah Sue


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Selah is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Selah is currently topping the baby name charts in South Dakota at position #224 - and is the least popular in New York at position #1,466.

Why care about state specific baby name charts? It could be that a name that is very popular on the national overall charts is less (or even more) popular where you live. So make sure you check out the state specific charts below and find out how popular or unique Selah is where you live.


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Selah origin and meaning

Selah is a 5 letter name with 2 syllables. We couldn't find any information about what this name means. To see famous people named Selah, pop culture references for the name Selah and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Selah

We've found the following names that sound similar to Selah, sorted by popularity.

Sheila / Sally / Shelly / Shelley / Shelia / Sallie / Shayla / Shellie / Skyla / Shelli /

Name statistics


Most parents-to-be know if they want a popular or unique name, and with these charts and data tables you can easily get a better understanding of how popular or unique this name is.

With a quick glance you can easily tell if this name is increasing or declining in popularity - But note that its current popularity can actually differ a lot from state to state.

Chart position per year (visualized)



Chart position per state (visualized)



Chart position per year (table view)


Year Rank
2012532
2011568
2010630
2009692
2008781
2007843
2006843
2005900
20041223
20031158
20021317
20011583
20001845
19991687
19982850
19973979
19963109
19953453
19944746
19934761
19924731

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
South Dakota224
New Mexico304
Indiana328
Michigan346
South Carolina376
Colorado377
Kansas379
Oregon382
Arkansas385
Iowa389
Virginia418
Georgia434
Washington467
Mississippi469
Florida473
Illinois499
Wisconsin501
Tennessee513
Maryland514
Texas549
Pennsylvania554
Arizona560
North Carolina563
Minnesota563
California567
Massachusetts614
Missouri630
Oklahoma653
Kentucky710
Ohio772
Alabama802
New Jersey1140
New York1466

Even more about Selah


These are some of the common questions you may want to have answered to know if this is the perfect name for your baby.

Is Selah a common or unique name?

By analyzing the number of births and frequency of this name we've determined that it's currently a very unique female name.

What is the number of syllables for the name Selah?

2 syllables. Why is this important? One of the things that makes a baby name sound good and have a nice rythm is the number of syllables - and especially the number of syllables along with the syllable count for your last name. A simple rule is to avoid having the same number of syllables in your first, middle and last name.

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#
On chart
2012
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Selah
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 2,702
Letter count 5
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1992
2012 births +523

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