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What does Silva mean?

Silva [sil-va] 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.

Associated with: forest (tree).

Variations

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

Silva has 10 more related forms via Silvana, Silvia, Sylvia: Silvaine, Silvania, Silvanna, Silviana, Silvija, Silvina, Sirvana, Sylvana, Sylvina and Sylwia.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Silna, Silsa, ..

(male) Silaph, Silsaf, ..

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)

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Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Silvia (#1236 from recent data), Sylva, Sylvia (#493) and Sylvie (#1117) are the prominent alternative forms of Silva (outside Top 2000). Other forms, like Sylvina, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Silva was more pronounced a century ago (usage of 0.3%) and has become significantly reduced since. Below is a graphed analysis of the history of Silva and corresponding names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Silvia, Sylva, Sylvia, Sylvie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE SILVA

Silva is pronounced similarly to Sallvia and Salvia. Other recommended names are Alva, Belva, Elva, Jieva, Kiva, Liva, Malva, Melva, Olva, Riva, Salma, Seila, Sela, Selda, Selia, Selma, Shalva, Sheva, Shila, Shilea, Shilla, Siana, Siara, Sidra, Siena, Siera, Signa, Sile, Sileas, Silia, Silija, Siliya, Silja, Silke, Silkya, Sillia, Silver, Silya, Sima, Simla, Sina, Siria, Sitka, Solvag (see Solveig), Sula, Tikva, Ulva, Viva, Vivva and Ziva. These names tend to be less frequently used than Silva.


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