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Meaning and Name Origin

Sylvana \s(y)-lva-na, syl-vana\ as a girls' name. Sylvana's name origin is Latin, and the name Sylvana means "woods, forest". Sylvana is a derivative of Sylvia (Latin): the Latin form Silvia was more popular for centuries until recently. Rarely used as a given name for girls.


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

Sylvana has 14 more related forms via Sylvia: Silva, Silvaine, Silvia, Silvianne, Silvie, Sylva, Sylvee, Sylvette, Sylvianne, Sylvie, Sylvine, Sylwia, Zilvia and Zylvia.


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

Below is a charted analysis of the popularity of the girl name Sylvana and related names. Prominent alternative forms of Sylvana (#unlisted) rated in the Top 1000 are Sylvia (#493 in 2014) and Silvia. Adoption of these girl names was at its highest during 1950-1959 and is now much less, with the forms Silvia and Sylvia becoming less stylish. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Silvia, Sylvia 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. Like Sylvana, these names are not frequently used.