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 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)