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What does Silvia mean?

Silvia \s(i)-lvia, 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".


Variations

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

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.


Popularity

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)

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

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

Sylvia (#493 in 2014) is the only other popular varying form of Silvia. These girl names were at the height of their popularity during 1950-1959 (usage of 0.6755%) and are now much less popular (usage 0.2535%, down 62.5%), with the versions Silvia and Sylvia becoming less fashionable. Shown below is a comparison of the popularity of Silvia and corresponding names. (Top 1000 Birth Names Statistics, 2014)

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

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


Similar Names

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

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