Origin:Greek
Popularity:523
Meaning:the moon
With the popularity of pop singer Selena Gomez, it’s surprising that this name isn’t higher on the baby-name polls. But that’s good news for parents who want to give their daughter a modern name that still feels somewhat exclusive. Though it has been around since the 19th century, smooth and soft Selena became prominent in the 1990s when singer Selena Quintanilla became a major star in the Latino community (she was portrayed by Jennifer Lopez in a 1997 biopic two years after her murder).

Famous Selenas

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  • Selena Gomez
    Actress, Singer

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Source: Social Security Administration

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