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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.


Variations

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


Popularity

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Silas name in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Silas outside U.S.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Silas, Silvio, Sylas, Sylvan in U.S.

Top 100 baby names ranking of Silas outside U.S.


Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Sills. This name tends to be less commonly used than Silas.

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