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pinWhat does Sylva mean?

Sylva /syl-va/ [2 sylls.] as a girls' name is of Latin derivation, and the name Sylva means "woods, forest". Sylva is a variant form of Sylvia (Latin). Selva is a familiar last name.


Sylva has 7 variants: Silva, Silvia, Silvie, Sylvee, Sylvie, Zilvia and Zylvia.

Sylva has 15 more relations via Sylvia: Silvaine, Silvana, Silvania, Silvanna, Silviana, Silvianne, Sylvana, Sylvanna, Sylvette, Sylviana, Sylvianne, Sylvina, Sylvine, Sylvonna and Sylwia.

Kreatif forms: Sylma, Sylra, Sylsa. [more]

pinHow popular is Sylva?

Sylva is an uncommon first name for females but a very popular last name for all people (#14792 out of 150436, Top 10%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a graphed comparison of the usage of the girl name Sylva and affiliated names. Silvia and Sylvia (#493 last year) are the popular related forms of Sylva (outside Top 1000) ranked in the Top 1000. Variants like Sylvine are seldom used. These girl names were at the top of their popularity during the years 1950-1959 (usage of 0.6755%) and are now significantly less widespread (usage 0.2535%, 62.5% less), with the forms Silvia and Sylvia becoming less trendy. (2014 Birth Statistics)

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

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

pinSimilar Names

Sylva is alike in pronunciation to Salvia, Silvi, Silvy and Silvya. Another recommended similar baby name is Shalva. Like Sylva, these names are not frequently used.