Selena

Selena - A very unique female name



  Nov 21,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Selena, meaning moon goddess, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1910 on position #854. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Selena and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Selena? 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 Selena. The baby girl name Selena was given to 1,018 baby girls in 2012, ranking #304 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 1,388 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Selena peaked in popularity 22 years ago in 1995 on position 91.



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Selena is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Selena is currently topping the baby name charts in Alaska at position #125 - and is the least popular in Utah at position #776.

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 Selena is where you live.


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Selena origin and meaning

Selena is a 6 letter name with 3 syllables. This name means moon goddess. To see famous people named Selena, pop culture references for the name Selena and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Selena

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

Selma / Selina / Salma / Salina / Selene / Sloane / Salena / Suellen / Shaelyn / Sulema /

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
2012304
2011323
2010330
2009323
2008350
2007320
2006284
2005243
2004259
2003270
2002248
2001215
2000192
1999153
1998139
1997157
1996143
199591
1994306
1993388
1992629
1991711
1990772
1989736
1988838
1987753
1986641
1985620
1984539
1983526
1982506
1981471
1980477
1979404
1978356
1977296
1976433
1975515
1974429
1973363
1972475
1971463
1970608
1969594
1968566
1967557
1966562
1965592
1964674
1963717
1962644
1961618
1960709
1959688
1958684
19571492
19561785
19551380
19541106
19531173
19521104
19511200
19501829
19491225
19481085
19471553
19461469
19451223
1944963
19431297
19421642
19391080
19381410
19371249
19341539
19331125
19321455
19311807
19301084
19291319
19281152
19261274
19251434
19241612
19231122
19221426
19212035
19201077
19191494
19181112
19141068
19121239
19111044
1910854

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Alaska125
New Mexico138
North Dakota204
New York224
West Virginia230
Michigan243
Pennsylvania245
Washington253
Connecticut253
California257
Hawaii259
Wisconsin266
Ohio268
Massachusetts272
Florida280
South Carolina285
Kentucky288
Virginia302
Missouri305
New Jersey311
Indiana312
Oregon315
Minnesota326
Arizona340
Mississippi350
Arkansas351
Nevada357
North Carolina365
Alabama368
Louisiana372
Illinois399
Maryland407
Kansas419
Texas425
Georgia435
Tennessee484
Oklahoma497
Iowa503
Colorado515
Utah776

Even more about Selena


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 Selena 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 Selena?

3 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
1995
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Selena
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 1,388
Letter count 6
Syllable count 3
Year first discovered 1910
2012 births +1,018

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