Selena is a latinized form of Selene. Selene originates in Greek language and means "lunar, of the moon". In Greek mythology, Selene was a lunar deity, an equivalent of the Roman Luna. She is described as a beautiful woman with black hair, riding a horse or a bull. Nowadays, it is rather rare as a feminine given name. The name Selena was popularized by the Mexican American musician, simply known as Selena.