Its source is Selene, a Greek name meaning "The moon."
This girl's name is used in English, Serbian and Croatian.
The name Selena ranked 234th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of 2000-2003 Social Security Administration statistics and 815th in popularity for females of all ages in a sample of the 1990 US Census.
This name first made its appearance on state popularity lists of the 1990s, and has been trending upward in usage ever since.
The original form was the name of a Greek moon goddess.
Some belive that this name is instead derived from Celia or the French name Marceline.