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Selena Name Popularity

    

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How popular is Selena?

In 2018 the somewhat popular name Selena, ranked the 249th Most Popular Girls Name in the United States.

Presently one of the top 250 most popular, Selena has been less popular than the top 1000 in the past.

It reached its highest popularity ranking of #91 in 1995 with 3,824 occurrences.

In any year, the least number of babies named Selena was 5 in 1882.

Selena, decisively moved upwards in popularity around the years 1895-1898, 1909-1914, 1941-1944, 1946-1952, 1957-1961, 1968-1973, and 1988-1995, whereas unequivocal downward movement occurred about 1977-1980, 1981-1988, 1999-2003, and 2004-2007.

Selena's popularity has been moving downward for some time. Of late however, the number of parents selecting the name Selena for their newborn has risen.

What does the future hold for the popularity of Selena?

Selena's popularity is at a mid point when measured against its most notable year.

The name Selena is favored by many parents and has recently started to rise upward in popularity.

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   Selena (Girl)Selena (Boy)
Year %No. of Babies Given NamePopul. RankNo. of Babies Given NamePopul. Rank
2018 1,306 249 < 5 --
2017 1,299 243 < 5 --
2016 1,122 287 < 5 --
2015 1,011 321 < 5 --
2014 953 347 < 5 --
2013 939 345 < 5 --
2012 1,048 304 < 5 --
2011 982 320 < 5 --
2010 982 328 < 5 --
2009 1,016 323 < 5 --
2008 956 349 < 5 --
2007 1,057 319 < 5 --
2006 1,162 284 < 5 --
2005 1,378 242 < 5 --
2004 1,241 259 6 11,114
2003 1,179 268 < 5 --
2002 1,288 247 5 12,181
2001 1,483 214 6 10,332
2000 1,644 194 6 10,128
1999 2,118 153 5 11,316
1998 2,278 139 < 5 --
1997 1,998 157 9 6,524
1996 2,291 142 5 10,277
1995 3,824 91 15 4,236
1994 917 301 < 5 --
1993 663 384 < 5 --
1992 375 606 < 5 --
1991 313 686 < 5 --
1990 262 780 < 5 --
1989 281 705 < 5 --
1988 212 849 < 5 --
1987 246 735 < 5 --
1986 282 656 < 5 --
1985 310 611 < 5 --
1984 368 525 < 5 --
1983 367 517 < 5 --
1982 392 514 < 5 --
1981 453 470 < 5 --
1980 451 471 < 5 --
1979 523 412 < 5 --
1978 597 356 < 5 --
1977 792 302 < 5 --
1976 465 430 < 5 --
1975 344 518 < 5 --
1974 446 437 < 5 --
1973 589 363 < 5 --
1972 357 497 < 5 --
1971 435 465 < 5 --
1970 297 594 < 5 --
1969 271 607 < 5 --
1968 271 582 < 5 --
1967 294 548 < 5 --
1966 298 549 < 5 --
1965 272 580 < 5 --
1964 226 681 < 5 --
1963 206 714 < 5 --
1962 241 654 < 5 --
1961 257 635 < 5 --
1960 198 720 < 5 --
1959 214 686 < 5 --
1958 212 680 < 5 --
1957 57 1,406 < 5 --
1956 54 1,449 < 5 --
1955 59 1,315 < 5 --
1954 85 1,070 < 5 --
1953 67 1,187 < 5 --
1952 90 997 < 5 --
1951 69 1,132 < 5 --
1950 58 1,222 < 5 --
1949 61 1,170 < 5 --
1948 57 1,208 < 5 --
1947 50 1,300 < 5 --
1946 41 1,372 < 5 --
1945 50 1,119 < 5 --
1944 64 981 < 5 --
1943 42 1,269 < 5 --
1942 41 1,261 < 5 --
1941 27 1,532 < 5 --
1940 22 1,736 < 5 --
1939 40 1,157 < 5 --
1938 35 1,246 < 5 --
1937 35 1,233 < 5 --
1936 25 1,499 < 5 --
1935 29 1,378 < 5 --
1934 25 1,513 < 5 --
1933 38 1,155 < 5 --
1932 31 1,342 < 5 --
1931 25 1,542 < 5 --
1930 44 1,127 < 5 --
1929 46 1,093 < 5 --
1928 40 1,221 < 5 --
1927 36 1,356 < 5 --
1926 45 1,147 < 5 --
1925 43 1,193 < 5 --
1924 37 1,349 < 5 --
1923 44 1,172 < 5 --
1922 43 1,182 < 5 --
1921 44 1,165 < 5 --
1920 46 1,115 < 5 --
1919 41 1,173 < 5 --
1918 32 1,377 < 5 --
1917 35 1,239 < 5 --
1916 34 1,244 < 5 --
1915 40 1,071 < 5 --
1914 37 984 < 5 --
1913 27 1,060 < 5 --
1912 28 972 < 5 --
1911 23 923 < 5 --
1910 21 967 < 5 --
1909 21 904 < 5 --
1908 19 936 < 5 --
1907 14 1,081 < 5 --
1906 16 956 < 5 --
1905 15 1,004 < 5 --
1904 17 903 < 5 --
1903 23 711 < 5 --
1902 17 868 < 5 --
1901 17 822 < 5 --
1900 20 856 < 5 --
1899 11 1,019 < 5 --
1898 21 744 < 5 --
1897 16 819 < 5 --
1896 13 942 < 5 --
1895 11 1,043 < 5 --
1894 13 898 < 5 --
1893 16 764 < 5 --
1892 11 950 < 5 --
1891 17 662 < 5 --
1890 14 753 < 5 --
1889 11 833 < 5 --
1888 18 609 < 5 --
1887 14 629 < 5 --
1886 10 770 < 5 --
1885 15 572 < 5 --
1884 11 675 < 5 --
1883 6 912 < 5 --
1882 5 1,016 < 5 --
1881 7 734 < 5 --
1880 5 928 < 5 --

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.