Name Details - FamilyEducation

Meaning and Origin of: Selby

Save Name

First name origins & meanings:

  • English : Of the manor house farm
  • English : From a village of mansions

First name variations

Last name origin & meaning:

  • English : habitational name from a place in West Yorkshire, so named from Old Norse selja ‘willow’ + býr ‘farm’, ‘settlement’. The surname is now very common in Nottinghamshire.
  • Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish surname.