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Meaning and name origin

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


Silva has 9 variant forms: Silvi, Silvie, Silvy, Silvya, Sylva, Sylvee, Sylvie, Zilvia, Zylvia.


Silva is a somewhat popular first name for females (#2740 out of 4276, Top 64%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#254 out of 88799, Top 1%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Silva and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sylvia (#493) and Silvia. (2014 statistics).

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Sylvia outside U.S.

Similar Names

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