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Meaning and name origin

Silvia \s(i)-lvia, sil-via\ as a girl's name is pronounced SIL-vee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Silvia is "woods, forest". Variant of Sylvia. Shakespeare used Silvia for a heroine's name in "Two Gentlemen of Verona".


Silvia has 13 variant forms: Silva, Silvana, Silvanna, Silvestra, Silvi, Silvie, Silvija, Sirvana, Sirvanna, Silvy, Silvya, Sylvia and Sylvie.


Silvia is a very popular first name for females (#459 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#4001 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Silvia for girls. Silvia reached its highest rank of #518 in the U.S. in 1970-1979. (2014 statistics).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Silvia name in U.S.

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

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Silvia 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

Silvia is also pronounced similarly to Sallvia, Salvia, Sylva, Zilvia and Zylvia. Other suggested similar baby names are Silia, Sillia and Silvina. These names tend to be less commonly used than Silvia.