What does Silvia mean?
Silvia /sil-via/ as a girls' 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 17 more alternative forms via Sylvia: Silvaine, Silvania, Silviana, Silvianne, Sylva, Sylvana, Sylvanna, Sylvee, Sylvette, Sylviana, Sylvianne, Sylvina, Sylvine, Sylvonna, Sylwia, Zilvia and Zylvia.Kreatif forms: Sievia, Silphia, Sinvia. [more]
How popular is Silvia?
Silvia is a very prominent first name for women (#459 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#5852 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. Census)
Presented below is the baby name popularity of Silvia for girls. Silvia was first listed in 1900-1909 and reached its peak rank of #518 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, but is not ranked at the moment. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)
Sylvia (#493 2 years ago) is the only other popular varying form of Silvia. Other variants, like Sylviana, are seldom used. These forms of Silvia were at the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 (average #324) and are now much less common (#746, down 62.5%). Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Silvia and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)