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What does Sylvana mean?

Sylvana Pronunciation of Sylvana [syl-vana] as a girls' name is a Latin name, and the name Sylvana means "woods, forest". Sylvana is a version of Sylvia (Latin).

Associated with: woods (tree).


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

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

Creative forms:
(female) Sevana, Sylvala, ..

(male) Sylhan, Sylvani, ..

Middle name pairings:
Sylvana Katalina (S.K.), ..

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)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related girl names. Prominent alternative forms of Sylvana (outside Top 2000) are Sylvia (#484 in recent rankings), Sylvie (#1183), Silvia (#1392) 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. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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.

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