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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 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) 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).


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. Variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Silas, Silvio, Sylas and Sylvan. (2015 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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