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pinWhat does Sly mean?

Sly /sly/ as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the name Sly means "of the woods". Sly is a variant form of Sylvester (Latin). Compare last name Slay.


Kreatif forms: Sisly, Slyny, Slysi. [more]

pinHow popular is Sly?

Sly is an uncommonly occurring first name for men but a very prominent last name for both adults and children (#9325 out of 150436, Top 6%). (2000 U.S. Census)

The only popular variation form of Sly (unlisted) ranked in the Top 1000 is Sylvester. Adoption of this relation of Sly reached its highest during 1890-1899 (#153) and is now significantly less, with Sylvester becoming less in vogue. Below is a graphed comparison of the history of the boy name Sly and related names. (2014 Birth Statistics)

Top 1000 baby names ranking of Sylvester in U.S.

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

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Recommended similar baby names are Aly, Bly, Ely and Sky. Like Sly, these names are not frequently used.