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Silas 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 has 7 variant forms: Silvan, Silvano, Silvaon, Silvanus, Silvio, Sylas and Sylvan.

A suggested similar baby name is Sills.

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Popularity of Silas

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).

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