Selden name meaning

First Name
in the U.S.
since 1880
Last Name
in the U.S.
in 2010

Meaning and Origin

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Origin and Meaning of Selden

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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adverb Sel"den

Notable Persons Named Selden

Notable Persons Named Selden

Selden Edwards

Selden was born in 1941 in Sacramento Valley, California.

Selden Rodman

Selden was born on February 19th, 1909. He died on November 2nd, 2002.

Selden Palmer Spencer

Selden Palmer Spencer was an office holder. Selden was born on September 16th, 1862 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He breathed his last breath on May 16th, 1925.

Selden Connor

His military service ended in 1866. Selden was born on January 25th, 1839 in Fairfield, Maine. He passed away on July 9th, 1917.

Selden Chapin

Selden was born on September 19th, 1899 in Erie, Pennsylvania. He left this life on March 26th, 1963.

Selden Herbert Long

His military service ended in 1919. Selden was born on October 6th, 1895 in Aldershot. He left this life on December 12th, 1952.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Selden

Notable Persons With the Last Name Selden

George B. Selden

George B. Selden was a businessman, inventor, lawyer, and invention. George was born as the child of Henry R. Selden on September 14th, 1846 in Clarkson, New York, US. He passed away on January 17th, 1922.

John Selden

John Selden was a philosopher. John was born on December 16th, 1584 in Salvington, Sussex. He passed away on November 30th, 1654.

Jr. Wayne Selden

Jr. Wayne Selden is a basketball player. Jr. was born on September 30th, 1994 in Roxbury, Boston.

George Selden

George Selden was a children's literature writer. He was most prominent from 1961 to 1974. George was given the name George Selden Thompson on May 14th, 1929 in Hartford, Connecticut, United States. He breathed his last breath on December 5th, 1989.

Henry Rogers Selden

Henry was born on October 14th, 1805. He died on September 18th, 1885.

Mark Selden

Mark was born in 1938.

  • Dixie Selden
  • Armistead I., Jr. Selden

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Selden U.S.
  White 82.64% 64.26%
  African American 11.42% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.74% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.37% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 1.85% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.97% 16.26%

Of Last Name Selden

People with the last name Selden are most frequently White or African American

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Fun Facts about the name Selden

  • How Popular is the name Selden? Selden is the 19,975th most popular name of all time. As a last name Selden was the 19,911th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Selden have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 373 babies born with the first name Selden in the United States. That's more than enough people named Selden to occupy the territory of Pitcairn Islands (United Kingdom) with an estimated population of 66 (as of July 1, 2008).
  • What year were 5 or more babies first named Selden? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1911 when it was given as a first name to 5 new born babies.
  • When was Selden first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Selden is Sunday, May 5th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Selden born? The highest recorded use of the first name Selden was in 1927 with a total of 16 babies.
  • Weird things about the name Selden: The name spelled backwards is Nedles. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Enslde. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Selden? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 1,348 people with the last name Selden.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Selden? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Selden as their last name since less than 1 person in 217k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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