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What does Silvan mean?

Silvan Pronunciation of Silvan [sil-van] as a boys' name is a Latin name. Silvan is an alternate form of Silas (Latin): nickname of Silvanus.


VARIANTS Sylvan, Silvaon

RELATED FORMS VIA SILAS Silvano, Silvanus, Silvio, Sylas

(male) Silhan, Sulvan, ..

(female) Silrah, Silsa, ..

Silvan Maxwell (S.M.), ..

How popular is Silvan?

Silvan is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#64008 out of 150436, Top 43%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Which version is better?

with its source form and related boy names. Popular related forms of Silvan (OUTSIDE TOP 2000) appearing in the Top 2000 are Silas (#129 LAST YEAR), Silvio, Sylas (#613) and Sylvan. These relations of Silvan were favored in 2013 (MEDIAN #1159) and have remained as common to this day (#1185, DOWN 9%). Silas has historically been preferred by parents, although Sylas seems to be gaining popularity too. (2015 U.S. SSA RECORDS)

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

Top 100 baby names ranking of Silvan and related baby names outside U.S.

Similar Names

Silvan is alike in pronunciation to Salvian, Silvain, Silvaon and Sylvan. Other suggested similar names are Ailean, Alvan, Dilan, Dillan, Eilan, Eilean, Eilian, Filian, Fillan, Galvan, Gilean, Gilian, Gillan, Gilman, Giovan, Girvan, Jivan, Kelvan, Kilean, Kilian, Milan, Salman, Salviano (see Salvio), Salvino, Silas, Silvano, Silvanus, Silver, Silvino, Silvio, Slavin, Sleven, Sloan, Stevan, Sullavan (see Sullivan), Sullevan, Sullivan, Sylvanus and Tilman. These names tend to be more frequently used than Silvan.