What does Silas mean?
Silas /si-las/ as a boys' name is pronounced SYE-las. It is of Latin origin. Short form of Silvanus, from a Greek name meaning "forest, woods". Biblical: Silas was a missionary companion to Paul and Timothy. Used by the Puritans.
Silas▲ has 1 more different relation via Silvanus: Silvain.Kreatif forms:
(male) Selas, Syllas, ..
(female) Silassa, Silassha, ..
How popular is Silas?
Silas is a somewhat popular first name for men (#719 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#7399 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Shown below is the baby name history of Silas for boys. Silas reached its top rank of #116 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #137. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)
Sylas (#667 from current records), Sylvan and Silvio are the prominent variation forms of Silas (#137 from current records). These relations of Silas were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2013 (adoption of 0.2%) and are almost as common today (adoption 0.2%, ▼16.7%). Silas and Sylas are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list.