Meaning and name origin
Silas \s(i)-las\ as a boy's 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 is a somewhat popular first name for males (#719 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#4815 out of 88799, Top 5%) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Silas for boys. Silas reached its highest rank of #116 in the U.S. in 2013. (2014 statistics).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Silas and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Silas (#137), Sylas (#667), Sylvan and Silvio. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Sills. This name tends to be less commonly used than Silas.