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Meaning and name origin

Sylva \s(y)-lva, syl-va\ as a girl's name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Sylva is "woods, forest". Sylva is a variant of Sylvia (Latin): the Latin form Silvia was more popular for centuries until recently.


Sylva has 7 variant forms: Silva, Silvia, Silvie, Sylvee, Sylvie, Zilvia, Zylvia.


Sylva is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15646 out of 88799, Top 18%) (2000 U.S. Census).

Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the girl name Sylva and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Sylvia (#493) and Silvia. (2014 statistics).

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

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

Similar Names

Sylva is also pronounced similarly to Salvia, Silvi, Silvy and Silvya. Another suggested similar baby name is Shalva. Like Sylva, these names are not commonly used.