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Sly meaning and name origin
Sly \s-ly\ as a boy's name is a variant of Sylvester (Latin), and the meaning of Sly is "wooded". From Sylvester: the name is associated with a cartoon cat in modern times. See Sylvester for more on Sly. The baby name Sly sounds like Sal, Sol, Seely, Sela, Sill and Sully. Other similar baby names are Aly, Bly, Ely and Sky.
Popularity of Sly
Sly is not a popular first name for men but a very popular surname or last name for all people (#9630 out of 88799) (1990 U.S. Census).
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