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, ..
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)
Presented below is the baby name history of Silvia for girls. Silvia reached its peak rank of #552 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #1236. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Sylvia (#493 in 2014), Sylvie (#1117) and Sylva are the popular varying forms of Silvia (#1236 in 2014). Other variants, like Silviana, are seldom used. These forms of Silvia were at the height of their popularity 104 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.