- the Greek goddess of the moon.Compare Thyone.
- Also Se·le·na. a female given name.
Origin of Selene
Examples from the Web for selena
Missy Suicide, formerly known as Selena Mooney, is in New York for a series of brand-expansion meetings.Masters of Alt Sex: SuicideGirls Hits Puberty and Wants to Invade Your TV Set
December 9, 2014
Taylor Swift saw Selena Gomez kissing Bieber backstage at an awards show, and made a very obvious “yuck” face.13 Celebrities Who Dissed Justin Bieber
August 7, 2014
Gomez voluntarily spent two weeks in rehab last month, and Demi sticks up for bestie Selena as she works out her emotional life.Inside Philip Seymour Hoffman's Funeral; 'Lego Movie' Is Really Good
February 7, 2014
If you want revenge on Justin Bieber for hurting poor Selena and also for all that other stuff, you're not alone.Justin Bieber Has Been Drag Racing Down the Road to Recovery
February 5, 2014
New York Times Justin Bieber opens up about Selena Gomez in new song 'Heartbreaker'.Lady Gaga Goes Naked on ‘ARTPOP’ Album Cover, Miley Cyrus Insults Matt Lauer’s Sex Life
October 7, 2013
Selena pulled her tall-grass French on a Hackman, but there was nothing doing.
Selena was still buying Souvenirs, but doing it mechanically, as if in a Trance.
The die was cast; she could not bear Selena's slurs and she would not.
All summer she had made much of Jed, by way of tormenting Selena.
In the old days Selena could cow her, but that time was past.
- the Greek goddess of the moonRoman counterpart: Luna
Word Origin and History for selena
moon goddess, equivalent of Latin Luna, from Greek selene "the moon; name of the moon goddess," related to selas "light, brightness, bright flame, flash of an eye," from PIE root *swel- (2) "to shine, beam" (cf. Sanskrit svargah "heaven," Lithuanian svilti "to singe," Old English swelan "to be burnt up," Middle Low German swelan "to smolder"); related to swelter, sultry. Related: Selenian "of or pertaining to the moon as a world," 1660s.