What does Silva mean?
Silva /sil-va/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Italian and Latin origin, and Silva means "woodland, forest; woods, forest". Silva is an alternate form of Silvana (Italian): feminine of Silvanus. Silva is also a variant of Silvia (Latin): transcription of Sylvia.
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.Kreatif forms: Silca, Silna, Silsa. [more]
How popular is Silva?
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 (outside Top 1000). Forms like Silvanna are uncommon. 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)