Type Surname (ornamental)
Pronounced Pron. seh-LAN-der
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Contributor Contrib.Beautiful Victory on 12/25/2018
Combination of Swedish sel "stretch of calm water in a river or stream" and the common surname suffix -ander (originally from Greek aner "man"). The first element, sel, is also a common place name element in Northern Sweden and it's possible that this name is both ornamental and locational in origin.