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Silas

What does Silas mean?

Silas Pronunciation of 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.

STARTS WITH Si-

ASSOCIATED WITH greek, biblical, puritans

Variations

VARIANTS Silvan, Silvano, Silvaon, Silvanus, Silvio, Sylas, Sylvan

OTHER FORM VIA SILVANUS Silvain

CREATIVE FORMS
(male) Selas, ..

(female) Sika, ..


MIDDLE NAME PAIRINGS
Silas Jaycion (S.J.), ..

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 #119. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2016)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Silas name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

Sylas (#640 FROM CURRENT RECORDS), Silvio and Sylvan are the prominent variation forms of Silas (#119). 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%, 2.6%). Silas and Sylas are two of the more contemporarily stylish baby names in this list.



Top 2000 baby names ranking of Silas, Silvio, Sylas, Sylvan in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended sound-alike 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.


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