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 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).
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).
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.