What does Silas mean?
Silas [silas] as a boys' 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 1 more different relation via Silvanus: Silvain.Creative forms:
(male) Selas, Syllas, ..
(female) Silassa, .. Middle name pairings:
Silas Dashawn (S.D.), ..
How popular is Silas?
Silas is a somewhat popular first name for men (#719 out of 1220, Top 59%) and an even more popular surname for all people (#7399 out of 150436, Top 5%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Silas reached its top rank of #116 in the U.S. in 2013, and is presently at #129. (Top 2000 Names, 2015)
Which version is better?with its variant forms and related boy names. Sylas (#613 from current records), Sylvan and Silvio are the prominent variation forms of Silas (#129 from current records). These relations of Silas were at the apex of their popularity in the year 2013 (adoption of 0.2%) and have remained as common to this day (adoption 0.2%, ▼8.7%). Silas and Sylas are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list.
Similar NamesRecommended names are Aias, Atlas▲, Bialas, Colas, Dimas, Niklas, Sela, Selah, Sill, Sills, Sima, Simms, Siors, Siraj, Stiles and Vitas. These names tend to be less frequently used than Silas.