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".
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.
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 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)