Selene Name Meaning & Origin

Selene

Pronunciation: seh-LEEN (key)

Origin of the name Selena:

From the Greek Selēnē, which is derived from selēnē (the moon). The name was borne by the Greek mythological goddess of the moon.

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Comments and insights on the name Selene: | Edit

Not a very common name. Sweet sounding and friendly.

When I have a daughter, I am certainly going to name her Selene. It is a very beautiful name with beautiful meanings behind it. It also sounds great next to the names Iris and Isadora, and those could be three sisters with lovely names.

This is a very beautiful and elegant sounding name. Gorgeous meaning, I prefer it to Luna. I think it will age well.

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Often mistaken with the name Selena.

Nicknames for Selene: | Edit

Sely, Cece, Lena, Lenie, Leinie

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Selene, the Greek Goddess of the Moon, is also known in the Roman pantheon as Luna. Selene is the fruitful mother, the Star Goddess, the Sky Goddess, the keeper of the silver wheel of stars...honored at the Full Moon and the days of the Full and New Moon were set aside for her worship...as Luna, she had temples at Rome on the Aventine and Palantine hills. Sacred to Selene are: the colors white, silver and light gray, the scents/flowers myrtle, willow, white poppy, white rose and wall flower. Monday is generally associated with Selene as well ("moon-day"). Selene influences agriculture, anything domestic, travel, long life, medicine and visions.

Famous real-life people named Selene: | Edit

Author and Poet: Victoria Selene Skye Deme

Selene in song, story & screen: | Edit

Selene is the main vampire character in the Underworld film series; she is played by Kate Beckinsale.

The lyrics in the song "My Selene" by the Finnish metal band Sonata Arctica is about the love story of Endymion and the Moon Goddess Selene, derived from Greek Mythology.Selene kissed Endymion to sleep every night. She knew that he was mortal and that he would age over time, but Endymion was put into eternal sleep for Selene so she could have his beauty forever. He was untouched by time. Lovely song and myth.

In the band Garbage's official music video for their hit song "You Look So Fine," the myth of Selene and Endymion is the main theme of the video. Shirley Manson plays the part of the moon goddess.

The book "Cress" by Marissa Meyer has a main character Princess Selene.

"Selene" is a song by Imagine Dragons. It's pretty cool.

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