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pinWhat does Silvanus mean?

Silvanus /sil-va-nus/ as a boys' 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 variants: Silvain, Silvano, Silverio, Silvino, Silvio, Sylvanus and Sylvio.

Affiliated boy name: Selwyn.

Silvanus has 3 more alternative forms via Silas, Sylvester: Silvan, Silvaon and Sylvan.

Silvanus has 1 feminine form: Silvana.

Kreatif forms: Silvanusse, Silvanussha. [more]

pinHow 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 statistics of Silvanus and affiliated names. Prominent variation forms of Silvanus (not ranked) are Silas (#137 a year ago), Sylvester, Silvio and Sylvan. Other variants, like Silvan, are seldom used. These forms of Silvanus were favored as birth names in the 1880s (usage of 0.415%) and are somewhat less conventional today (usage 0.216%, 47.9%), with forms like Sylvan becoming somewhat dated. Silas is the most contemporarily stylish name for newborns in this compilation, with this name undergoing a rekindling in usage. (Top 1000 Names, 2014)

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

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

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