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What does Sylvan mean?

Sylvan Pronunciation of Sylvan as a boys' name is of Latin origin. Sylvan is a version of Silas (Latin): pet form of Silvanus.



VARIANTS Silvaon, Silvan

RELATED FORMS VIA SILAS Silvano, Silvanus, Silvio, Sylas



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How popular is Sylvan?

Sylvan is an uncommon given name for men but a very popular surname for both adults and children (#41657 out of 150436, Top 28%). (2000 U.S. CENSUS)

Sylvan reached its highest position of #670 in the U.S. during 1910-1919, but is not in the Top 1000 at the moment. (2018 BIRTH STATISTICS)

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

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

Which version is better?

Silas (#110 A YEAR AGO), Sylas (#631) and Silvio are the prominent variation forms of Sylvan rated in the Top 2000. Other forms, like Silvan, are uncommon. Usage of these forms of Sylvan is at its apex presently (MEDIAN #1185). Silas is the longstanding favorite, though Sylas has become trendy as well over time.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sylvan, Silas, Silvio, Sylas in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Sylvan is alike in pronunciation to Salvian, Silvain, Silvan and Silvaon. Other recommended sound-alike names are Alvan, Dylan, Dyllan, Galvan, Kelvan, Kylan, Rylan, Salman, Salviano (see Salvio), Salvino, Silvano, Silvanus, Silvino, Slavin, Sleven, Sloan, Stevan, Sullavan (see Sullivan), Sullevan, Sullivan, Sylas, Sylvanus, Sylver, Sylvio and Wylan. These names tend to be more commonly used than Sylvan.