Of Greek origin.

Selena is the Latinized and more common form of the name Selene, meaning moon.

In Greek mythology Selene, Σελήνη, was the goddess of the moon.

Alternative forms of the name are: Selene, Sélène, Sileny.

Famous bearers are Selena Quintanilla-Pérez (widely known as Selena), Selena Gomez.

Selena was a extraordinary, flamboyant stage performer and her music crossed the cultural boundaries.

Off stage she was a role model, due to her dedication to family, her anti-drug and AIDS awareness campaigns.

Her life story was adapted for the movies by director Gregory Nava, starring Jennifer Lopez.