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What does Sylvana mean?

Sylvana /syl-va-na/ as a girls' name. Sylvana's name origin is Latin, and the name Sylvana means "woods, forest". Sylvana is a version of Sylvia (Latin) with the suffix -na.

Associated with: woods (tree).


Sylvana has 8 variants: Silvana, Silvania, Silvanna, Silviana, Sylvanna, Sylviana, Sylvina and Sylvonna.

Sylvana has 10 more related forms via Sylvia: Silva, Silvaine, Silvia, Sylva, Sylvee, Sylvianne, Sylvie, Sylvine, Sylwia and Zylvia.

Kreatif forms:
(female) Sylvala, Sylvanai, ..

(male) Sylvaney, Sylvanio, ..

How popular is Sylvana?

Sylvana is an unusual given name for females. Sylvana is an uncommon surname too for all people. (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Prominent alternative forms of Sylvana (outside Top 2000) are Sylvia (#493 in recent rankings), Sylvie (#1117), Silvia (#1236) and Sylva. Usage of these relations of Sylvana was at its highest in the 1910s (average #1152) and is now much diminished, with the form Sylvia becoming somewhat outmoded. Below is a charted analysis of the usage of Sylvana and related names. (Top Baby Names, 2014)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Silvia, Sylva, Sylvia, Sylvie in U.S.

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

Similar Names


Sylvana is alike in pronunciation to Salvina and Silvina. Other suggested similar names are Aivana, Alana, Aliana, Allana, Alvena, Arlana, Aydana, Calvina, Delana, Devana, Diliana, Dylana, Elana, Elviana, Elvina, Evana, Galiana, Geovana, Giovana, Gleana, Iliana, Illiana, Jeovana, Jilana, Jiliana, Jillana, Jovana, Juliana, Julyana, Kalana, Levana, Liliana, Livana, Malana, Meleana, Milana, Oliana, Ryana, Rylina, Saleena, Sana, Savana, Savanha (see Savannah), Savanna, Savina, Seana, Selena, Selenna, Selina, Sevanna, Shalana, Sharana, Shavona, Shayana, Siriana, Sirvana, Sirvanna, Sloane, Solana, Solvag (see Solveig), Stevana, Suesana, Susana, Suzana, Syleena, Sylena, Sylina, Symona, Sypriana, Syrena, Tyana, Vyvyana and Xylona. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sylvana.