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What does Silvester mean?

Silvester Pronunciation of Silvester [sil-vester] as a boys' name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Silvester is "of the woods". Original form of Sylvester.

Associated with: woods (tree).


Silvester has 3 variants: Silvestre, Silvestro and Sylvester.

Related boy names: Fester and Silver.

1 feminine form: Silvestra.

Creative forms:
(male) Shiavester, Silvespen, ..

(female) Silvesor, Silvestel, ..

Middle name pairings:
Silvester Steven (S.S.), ..

How popular is Silvester?

Silvester is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular last name for both adults and children (#22443 out of 150436, Top 15%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

Silvester reached its peak position of #1295 in the U.S. in the 1880s, but is not ranked currently. (Top Baby Names, 2015)

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

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

Which version is better?

with its variant forms and related boy names. Popular alternative forms of Silvester are Sylvester (#1983 in recent rankings), Silvestre and Silver. Usage of these relations of Silvester reached its apex during the years 1900-1909 (usage of 0.1%) and has become much diminished since, with the form Sylvester becoming somewhat outmoded.

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

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

Similar Names

Recommended names are Alaister, Alaster, Aleister, Alester, Alister, Allaster, Allister, Allyster, Alyster, Belveder (see Belvedere), Chester, Dieter, Forester, Forrester, Hollister, Kester, Lancester, Lankester (see Lancaster), Leicester, Lester, Minster, Nester, Pieter, Rochester, Salvator, Silestino (see Celesto), Silverio, Silverman, Silverton, Silvertown (see Silverton), Slater, Sylver, Vester and Wister. These names tend to be more frequently used than Silvester.

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in meaning and etymology.