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Updated: Jul 11, 2024 | 👁️ 15 Views | 🔊 13 Pronunciations
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Gender: Female

Origin: Hebrew

Meaning: The End, A Pause, Cliff

Pronunciation: see-luh, /ˈsiːlə/, S EH L AH

Popularity Rank: #45,373

On this page:

  • 1. Selah Meaning
  • 2. Selah Pronunciation Guide
  • 3. Record your pronunciation of Selah
  • 4. Translations of Selah
  • 5. Selah Name Popularity
  • 6. Selah popularity in U.S.
  • 7. Famous People with Name Selah
  • 8. Selah Name Poster
  • 9. Names similar to Selah

Selah Meaning

Derived from the Hebrew word 'sela,' meaning 'rock' or 'strong foundation.' In the Bible, 'Selah' is believed to be a musical notation calling for a pause or reflection.

Selah also means "The End, A Pause, Cliff, Rock, A Rock, Strong foundation or pause for reflection".

Selah is commonly found in United States of America, Turkey, Iraq, and 57 more countries.

Selah Pronunciation Guide

Phonetic Pronunciation: see-luh

IPA (International Phonetic Alphabet): /ˈsiːlə/

ARPAbet phonetic pronunciation: S EH L AH

S: Pronounce as in "sit" (S IH T)

EH: Pronounce as in "red" (R EH D)

L: Pronounce as in "let" (L EH T)

AH: Pronounce as in "but" (B AH T)

This pronunciation guide uses the ARPABET system, a phonetic notation developed by the Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA) for speech recognition systems. Each ARPABET symbol corresponds to a distinct sound in English. For example, 'JH' represents the sound as in 'joke,' 'AA' represents the sound as in 'father,' and 'N' represents the sound as in 'no.'

The pronunciation guide was generated using the CMU Pronouncing Dictionary, a public domain resource for phonetic pronunciations of words.

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Translations of Selah

Selah Name Popularity

At NamesLook, the name Selah is recorded 686 times globally, ranking it as the 45,373th most common name worldwide.

Selah is most prevalent in United States of America, with 161 occurrences, making it the 11,944th most popular name in the country.

In United States of America, the name Selah is found among 1 in every 11237 people, showcasing its highest frequency there.

Selah Popularity by Country

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United States of America#11,9441 : 11,237
Turkey#10,1201 : 15,389
Iraq#16,2971 : 21,215
Sudan#11,9281 : 24,887
Saudi Arabia#41,8821 : 70,541
Syrian Arab Republic#12,6381 : 17,173
Algeria#23,6121 : 47,516

List of countries the name Selah is rarely found

Selah popularity in U.S.


This chart displays the ranking of the name Selah from 1980 to 2023, based on the most recent data from the U.S. Social Security Administration.

Famous People with Name Selah

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