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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.


Silvanus has 7 variant forms: Silvain, Silvano, Silverio, Silvino, Silvio, Sylvanus and Sylvio.

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).

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Silas, Silvio, Sylvester in U.S.

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Silvan. Like Silvanus, this name is not commonly used.