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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) and an even more popular surname or last name for all people (#4815 out of 88799) (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is the baby name popularity of the name Silas for boys (2015 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Sills. This name tends to be less commonly used than Silas.
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