Meaning and name origin
Silvanus \s(i)-lva-nus, sil-vanus\ as a boy's name is pronounced sil-VAHN-nus. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Silvanus is "woods". Silvanus was the mythological ancient Greek god of trees. A number of saints bore the name. See also Silas and Sylvester.
For more information, see also the related boy name Selwyn.
There is 1 feminine form of Silvanus: Silvana.
Silvanus is not a popular first name for males and an equally uncommon surname or last name for all people (2000 U.S. Census).
Displayed below is a comparison of the popularity of the boy name Silvanus and its variant forms. Popular variation forms ranked in the Top 1000/100 are Silas (#137), Sylvester and Silvio. (2014 statistics).
A suggested similar baby name is Silvan. Like Silvanus, this name is not commonly used.