Gender: Feminine
Origin: Greek Σεληνη
Meaning: “moon.”
Eng (sə-LEE-nee) Fre (sə-LEN)

The name comes directly from the Greek meaning “moon” and was borne by the Greek goddess of the moon, sometimes identified as Artemis.

Currently, Selene is the 406th most popular female name in France, (2009) while Selena came in as the 329th most popular female name in the United States, (2010). Selena’s popularity in other countries is as follows:

  • # 28 (Austria, 2010, spelled Selina)
  • # 234 (France, 2009)
  • # 344 (the Netherlands, 2010)

The name was borne by Tejana singer Selena Quentanilla (1971-1995).

Other forms of the name include:

  • Selena Селена (Bulgarian/Croatian/Spanish/Russian)
  • Seléné (Czech)
  • Seléna (Czech)
  • Selana Σελάνα (Dorian/Greek: modern)
  • Selina (English/German)
  • Séléné (French)
  • Selanna (Ionian)
  • Selenė (Lithuanian)

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