Selena is a striking and attractive baby girl name. It is one of the most popular Spanish names of Greek or Latin origin. Selena is the eponymous stage name of the famous Tejano singer, and Selena Gomez is the name of a popular contemporary actress. Keep reading to learn more about this alluring name.

Meaning of the name Selena:

Latin: Moon goddess

Origin of the name Selena:

Selena is the Latin version of the Greek name Selene (meaning “moon goddess”).

Symbolism of the name Selena:

Selena is the Latin word for moon goddess. The symbol for Selena is the full moon.

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Gender of the name Selena:

Selena is a girl's name.

Pronunciation of the name Selena:


Number of syllables in the name Selena:


Emotion evoked from the name Selena:

The name Selena evokes feelings of peacefulness and romance.

Alternative spellings for the name Selena:

Nicknames for the name Selena:

  • Lena 
  • Lenny
  • Sel
  • Sellie
  • Moon

Popularity of the name Selena:

According to the Social Security Administration index, Selena was the 241st most popular baby girl name in 2020. Selena has ranked among the top 300 baby girl names since 2016.

Related names for the name Selena:

Great middle names for Selena and their meanings:

  • Amabel (lovable)
  • Bianca (white)
  • Blythe (happy, carefree)
  • Carys (love)
  • Cathryn (pure)
  • Ianthe (violet flower)
  • Jane (God is gracious)
  • Luz (light)
  • Rosalie (beautiful rose)
  • Wren (small bird)

Famous people with the name Selena:

  • Selena Sloan Butler (educator)
  • Selena Danielle Coppa (military sergeant)
  • Selena Senora Cuffe (businesswoman)
  • Selena Forrest (model)
  • Selena Marie Gomez (actress)
  • Selena Millares (writer)
  • Selena Quintanilla-Perez (singer)
  • Selena Lee Sze-wa (actress)

Selena in popular culture:

  • Selena Coombs (character on American Gothic)
  • Selena Lua (character in The Arcana Chronicles)
  • Selena Ramos (character on The Client List)