What does Silvanus mean?
Silvanus /sil-va-nus/ [3 sylls.] as a boys' name is pronounced sil-VAHN-nus. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Silvanus is "woods".
Affiliated boy name: Selwyn.
Silvanus has 1 feminine form: Silvana.Kreatif forms: Silvanusse, Silvanussi, Sivanus. [more]
How popular is Silvanus?
Silvanus is a rare first name for males. Silvanus is also a rare surname for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)
Below is a graphed comparison of the popularity of Silvanus and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Silvanus (not ranked) are Silas (#137 a year ago), Sylas (#667), Sylvester, Sylvan and Silvio. Variants like Silvestre are seldom used. These boy names reached the apex of their popularity during 1880-1889 (usage of 0.3316%) and are somewhat less popular today (usage 0.2392%, ▼27.9%), with the forms Silvio, Sylvan and Sylvester becoming less trendy. Sylas (#667) and Silas (#137) are two of the more contemporarily stylish names for newborns in this compilation, with Silas undergoing a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)