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Sylva meaning and name origin
Sylva \s(y)-lva, syl-va\ as a girl's name has the meaning "woods, forest" and 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 also pronounced similarly to Salvia, Silvi, Silvy and Silvya. Another suggested similar baby name is Shalva.
Popularity of Sylva
Sylva is not a popular first name for females but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#15646 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby names popularity of Sylva name for girls (2012 statistics). Compare Sylva with its variant forms and related girl baby names.