Selah Name Meaning & Origin
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There are 2 Selah's in the Hebrew Language, the name is derived from the one that means: A Rock, A Strong tower, and A Fortress. The one featured in the Psalms is a musical term meaning to pause and reflect/meditate on what has been said. I named my first daughter this name and loved the duality of the meanings, she has definitely already embodied them both.
However there are still quite a few people that insist on pronouncing it SEE-lah or say-LAW even though the more accurate pronunciations are SAY-lah and SEH-lah. Over all we've found a gentle reminder usually corrects that.
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My cousin's name is Selah Christine. She's the first person I've ever heard of having the name. I think it's absolutely beautiful
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From Wikipedia: Selah ( Hebrew: ñìä) may mean "stop and listen", within the context of a prayer or psalms, is similar in purpose to Amen in that it stresses the importance of the preceding passage.
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Selah Sue, musician and songwriter
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"Selah" is a song by Lauryn Hill, whose daughter's name is Selah.