Selig name meaning

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

Meaning and Origin

What does the name Selig mean? Keep reading to find the user submitted meanings, dictionary definitions, and more.

Origin and Meaning of Selig

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User Submitted Meanings

  1. According to a user from New York, U.S., the name Selig means "Fortunate".
  2. According to a user from Indonesia, the name Selig means "Blessed".
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From Middle High German sælic, sælec, from Old High German sālīg, from Proto-Germanic *sēlīgaz, derived from *sēliz. Cognates include English silly, Dutch zalig, Old Norse sæll.

Notable Persons Named Selig

Notable Persons Named Selig

Selig Amoils

Selig was given the name Selig Percy Amoils in 1933 in Johannesburg.

Selig S. Harrison

Selig S. Harrison is a scholarly method, journalist, author, and scholar. Selig was born on March 19th, 1927 in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania.

Selig Perlman

Selig was born on December 9th, 1888. He died on August 14th, 1959.

Selig Soskin

Selig was born in 1873. He died in 1959.


Notable Persons With the Last Name Selig

Notable Persons With the Last Name Selig

Bud Selig

Bud Selig is a Commissioner Emeritus of Baseball and Commissioner of Baseball. Bud was born on July 30th, 1934 in Milwaukee.

William Nicholas Selig

William was born on March 14th, 1864 in Chicago. William is also known as Colonel" Selig. He passed away on July 15th, 1948.

Stefan M. Selig

Stefan was born in 1964.

Josh Selig

Zachary Selig

Zachary Selig is a in the fields of painting, author, interior design, and spiritism. Zachary was given the name Zachary Jay Selig on November 24th, 1949 in Seguin, Texas. Zachary is also known as Zachary Jay Selig.

Martin Selig

  • Rüdiger Selig

Ethnicity Distribution

Ethnicity Selig U.S.
  White 94.41% 64.26%
  African American 0.64% 11.96%
  Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander 0.99% 4.85%
  American Indian and Alaska Native 0.30% 0.69%
  Two or More Ethnicities 0.94% 1.76%
  Hispanic or Latino 2.72% 16.26%

Of Last Name Selig

People with the last name Selig are most frequently White

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Fun Facts about the name Selig

  • How Popular is the name Selig? Selig is the 31,308th most popular name of all time. As a last name Selig was the 14,712th most popular name in 2010.
  • How many people with the first name Selig have been born in the United States? From 1880 to 2019, the Social Security Administration has recorded 154 babies born with the first name Selig in the United States. That's more than enough people named Selig 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 Selig? The name was first given to 5 or more babies in the year 1912 when it was given as a first name to 7 new born babies.
  • When was Selig first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the first name Selig is Thursday, March 28th, 1872.
  • What year had the most people named Selig born? The highest recorded use of the first name Selig was in 1925 with a total of 15 babies.
  • Random Selig Factoid: According to the 1929 U.S. Social Security Administration data, the first name Selig is not a popular baby boy's name in New York. Imagine that, only 6 babies in New York have the same name in 1929.
  • Weird things about the name Selig: The name spelled backwards is Giles. A random rearrangement of the letters in the name (anagram) will give Igesl. How do you pronounce that?
  • How many people have the last name Selig? In 2010, the U.S. Census Bureau surveyed 2,020 people with the last name Selig.
  • How likely are you to meet someone with the last name of Selig? Chances are, most people haven't met someone with Selig as their last name since less than 1 person in 147k people have that last name. If you know one, consider yourself lucky!
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