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What does Silva mean?

Silva \s(i)-lva, sil-va\ as a girls' name is of Italian and Latin origin, and Silva means "woodland, forest; woods, forest". Silva is a form of Silvana (Italian): feminine of Silvanus. Silva is also a variant of Silvia (Latin): variant of Sylvia.


Silva has 9 variants: Silvi, Silvie, Silvy, Silvya, Sylva, Sylvee, Sylvie, Zilvia and Zylvia.

Silva has 19 more related forms via Silvana, Silvia, Sylvia: Silvaine, Silvania, Silvanna, Silvestra, Silviana, Silvianne, Silvija, Silvina, Sirvana, Sirvanna, Sylvana, Sylvanna, Sylvette, Sylviana, Sylvianne, Sylvina, Sylvine, Sylvonna and Sylwia.


Silva is a somewhat prominent first name for women (#2740 out of 4276, Top 64%) and an even more prominent surname for both adults and children (#214 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Silvia and Sylvia (#493 last year) are the prominent alternative forms of Silva (#unlisted). Adoption of these girl names was at its most widespread during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.6755%) and has become significantly lower since (usage 0.2535%, down 62.5%), with the versions Silvia and Sylvia becoming less fashionable. Below is a graphed analysis of the usage of Silva and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Baby Names Records, 2014)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Silvia, Sylvia in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Silva and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Silva is pronounced similarly to Salvia. Other recommended similar baby names are Shalva, Silia, Silja and Silya. These names tend to be less frequently used than Silva.