What does Sylva mean?
Associated with: woods (tree).
(female) Sylma, Sylsa, ..
(male) Sylvas, Sylve, .. Middle name pairings:
Sylva Kirsten (S.K.), ..
How 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)
Sylva reached its highest rank of #1176 in the U.S. during 1890-1899, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2015 Birth Statistics)
Which version is better?with its source form and related girl names. Silvia (#1392 last year), Sylvia (#484) and Sylvie (#1183) are the popular related forms of Sylva ranked in the Top 2000. Other variants, like Sylvonna, are seldom used. These relations of Sylva were at the top of their popularity 105 years ago (median #1152) and are now significantly less conventional.
Sylva is alike in pronunciation to Sallvia, Salvia, Silvi, Silvy and Silvya. Other recommended names are Alva▼, Ayva▲, Belva▼, Elva▼, Malva, Melva▼, Olva, Salma▲, Sela, Selda, Selia, Selma▼, Shalva, Sheva, Shyla, Silia, Silja, Silya, Skyla▲, Solvag (see Solveig), Sula, Sylena, Sylina, Syma, Synda, Syria and Ulva. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sylva.See names in meaning and etymology.