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What does Silver mean?

Silver Pronunciation of Silver [sil-ver] as a boys' name (also used as girls' name Silver). Based on the word, or possibly a short form of Silvester.


Silver has 1 variant: Sylver.

2 more different relations via Silvester: Silvestre and Silvestro.

1 feminine form: Silvestra.

Creative forms:
(male) Silter, Slaver, ..

(female) Silde, ..

Middle name pairings:
Silver Fabian (S.F.), ..

How popular is Silver?

Silver is an unusual given name for males but a very prominent surname for both adults and children (#1489 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Census)

Silver was first listed in 1890-1899 and reached its top position of #1596 in the U.S. then, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Silver name in U.S.

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

Which version is better?

with its variant form and related boy names. Silvester and Silvestre are the prominent alternative forms of Silver. Adoption of these forms of Silver was well-received among parents 21 years ago.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Silver, Silvester, Silvestre in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Adler, Ailmer (see Aylmer), Alger, Allger, Alter, Bailer, Balder, Balfer, Carver, Colver, Culver, Dieter, Eizer, Elger, Eylmer (see Aylmer), Filmer, Fisher, Gilmer, Glover, Halver, Hiller, Hillier, Iver, Keller, Miller, Miner, Muller, Myller (see Miller), Olliver, Piper, Ridder, Ritter, River, Rover, Saber, Sadler, Saleem, Sander, Sender, Severo, Shefer, Shomer, Sidney, Sigvard, Sills, Silvan, Silvano, Silverio, Silverman, Silverton, Silvino, Silvio, Simen, Sior, Sivney, Skyler, Skyller, Sommer, Spyder, Steven, Sumner, Sven, Sylvio, Telfer, Tiger, Trever, Volker, Walder, Waller, Walter, Weaver, Wilber, Wilder, Wilmer and Xever. These names tend to be more frequently used than Silver.