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".
Associated with: heroine.
(female) Sinvia, Sivia, ..
(male) Silaph, Silda, .. Middle name pairings:
Silvia Iliana (S.I.), ..
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. Demographics)
Silvia reached its peak rank of #552 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #1392. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related girl names. Sylvia (#484 in 2015), Sylvie (#1183) and Sylva are the popular varying forms of Silvia (#1392 in 2015). Other variants, like Silviana, are seldom used. These forms of Silvia were at the height of their popularity 105 years ago (median #1152) and are now much less common.
Silvia is pronounced similarly to Sallvia and Salvia. Other recommended names are Belvia, Cilia, Elvia, Filia, Fulvia, Gilia, Lilia▲, Lillia, Livia▲, Salcia, Salvina, Selbea (see Selby), Selbie, Selia, Shalva, Silia, Silija, Siliya, Silja, Silkie, Silkya, Sillia, Sillija (see Silja), Silliya (see Silja), Silver, Silvina, Silya, Sindia, Siria and Vivia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Silvia.See names in meaning and etymology.