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Selene Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Selene?

In 2018 the less frequently given name Selene, ranked the 831st Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 1000 most popular, Selene has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #831 for the first time this year with 325 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Selene was less than 5, most recently in 1941.

Selene, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1943-1946, 1955-1959, 1960-1963, 1966-1969, 1974-1977, 1988-1993, 2003-2006, 2009-2012, and 2014-2017, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1969-1972.

Sometimes the name Selene has been more popular as a girls name and sometimes it has been more popular as a boys.

Selene's popularity has steadily increased for some time. Of late, continuing the trend, the number of parents selecting the name Selene for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Selene?

Selene's popularity is at or near its highest point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Selene still has a solid footing and will probably continue to rise upward in popularity.

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   Selene (Girl)Selene (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 325 831 < 5 --
2017 289 919 < 5 --
2016 202 1,221 < 5 --
2015 214 1,180 < 5 --
2014 194 1,249 < 5 --
2013 214 1,132 < 5 --
2012 240 1,051 < 5 --
2011 170 1,359 < 5 --
2010 179 1,315 < 5 --
2009 197 1,252 < 5 --
2008 202 1,248 < 5 --
2007 225 1,142 < 5 --
2006 264 987 < 5 --
2005 168 1,316 < 5 --
2004 186 1,206 < 5 --
2003 108 1,751 < 5 --
2002 131 1,466 < 5 --
2001 111 1,647 < 5 --
2000 116 1,549 < 5 --
1999 138 1,313 < 5 --
1998 132 1,337 < 5 --
1997 115 1,447 < 5 --
1996 118 1,406 < 5 --
1995 196 966 < 5 --
1994 185 1,009 < 5 --
1993 215 901 < 5 --
1992 193 991 < 5 --
1991 150 1,171 5 9,382
1990 166 1,070 < 5 --
1989 85 1,638 < 5 --
1988 51 2,237 < 5 --
1987 50 2,187 < 5 --
1986 43 2,374 < 5 --
1985 40 2,469 < 5 --
1984 43 2,292 < 5 --
1983 43 2,265 < 5 --
1982 35 2,688 < 5 --
1981 37 2,553 < 5 --
1980 54 1,975 < 5 --
1979 54 1,945 < 5 --
1978 46 2,083 < 5 --
1977 64 1,655 < 5 --
1976 51 1,835 < 5 --
1975 43 2,046 < 5 --
1974 39 2,127 < 5 --
1973 45 1,876 < 5 --
1972 36 2,164 < 5 --
1971 45 1,928 < 5 --
1970 49 1,824 < 5 --
1969 70 1,380 < 5 --
1968 25 2,528 < 5 --
1967 28 2,311 < 5 --
1966 46 1,663 < 5 --
1965 41 1,795 < 5 --
1964 34 2,066 < 5 --
1963 40 1,860 < 5 --
1962 30 2,202 < 5 --
1961 29 2,236 < 5 --
1960 16 3,187 < 5 --
1959 33 1,977 < 5 --
1958 27 2,204 < 5 --
1957 16 3,011 < 5 --
1956 17 2,914 < 5 --
1955 10 4,007 < 5 --
1954 15 2,994 < 5 --
1953 8 4,532 < 5 --
1952 12 3,352 < 5 --
1951 10 3,677 < 5 --
1950 13 3,027 < 5 --
1949 9 3,844 < 5 --
1948 5 5,907 < 5 --
1947 14 2,875 < 5 --
1946 23 1,959 < 5 --
1945 9 3,351 < 5 --
1944 7 4,009 < 5 --
1943 6 4,615 < 5 --
1942 6 4,567 < 5 --
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1932 6 4,349 < 5 --
1931 6 4,278 < 5 --
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1929 7 3,996 < 5 --
1928 5 5,327 < 5 --
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1926 6 4,768 < 5 --
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United States name popularity data is provided by the Social Security Administration and is based on Social Security card applications.

Data for a given year is not made available until well into the next year.

Data reflects what was recorded and has not been edited for errors, so for example the gender associated with a name may be incorrect.

The more babies that are given a particular name, the higher the popularity ranking. If multiple names have the same usage, the tie is broken by assigning popularity rank in alphabetical order. Therefore in the case of names with fewer occurrences, names with the same number of occurrences may have vastly different rankings because they will be interranked alphabetically.

To safeguard privacy, the SSA does not include names with less than 5 occurrences.

Please note, we update the data each May when the SSA releases new figures. All data changes at that time, including previous years, which will change minutely based on new information.