Selene

Selene - A very unique female name



  Jan 23,2017      Abigail Adams, Editorial writer   

Selene, meaning moon goddess, appeared on the charts for the first time in 1958 on position #2130. In this article you'll learn the history of this name, statistics, see famous people named Selene and more.
Are you having a baby or looking to learn more about the name Selene? 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 Selene. The baby girl name Selene was given to 176 baby girls in 2012, ranking #1096 on the national girl baby name top chart.

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With that position 1 in 8,030 baby girls were given this name - making this a very unique female name according to our Popularity Score algorithm. Selene peaked in popularity 24 years ago in 1993 on position 864.



Famous with this name

Selene Maltauro
Selene Beretta
Soraya Selene


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Selene is currently topping the charts in...

Did you know that popularity can vary a lot between states? Selene is currently topping the baby name charts in Arizona at position #632 - and is the least popular in Virginia at position #1,318.

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 Selene is where you live.


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Selene origin and meaning

Selene is a 6 letter name with 2 syllables. This name means moon goddess. To see famous people named Selene, pop culture references for the name Selene and nicknames & variations - visit Nameberry or Wikipedia.

Similar to Selene

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

Selena / Selma / Selina / Salma / Salina / 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
20121096
20111326
20101344
20091229
20081313
20071190
20061000
20051240
20041157
20031705
20021355
20011451
20001593
19991324
19981291
19971349
19961244
1995887
1994967
1993864
1992910
19911065
19901012
19891429
19881760
19871684
19861614
19851682
19841804
19831560
19821940
19811923
19801634
19791685
19781693
19771439
19761401
19752027
19741623
19731759
19721896
19711887
19701669
19691379
19661614
19652544
19642571
19631876
19621978
19592013
19582130

Chart position per state (table view)


State Rank
Arizona632
California736
Washington753
New York764
Texas765
Oklahoma785
Colorado854
Illinois905
Florida1111
Indiana1172
Virginia1318

Even more about Selene


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 Selene 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 Selene?

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
1993
Peak year
Female


Popularity Score™

Name Selene
Gender Female
Popularity 1 in 8,030
Letter count 6
Syllable count 2
Year first discovered 1958
2012 births +176

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