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What does Sylvanus mean?

Sylvanus /syl-va-nus/ as a name for boys is of Latin derivation, and the meaning of the name Sylvanus is "woods". Sylvanus is an alternate form of Silvanus (Latin) with the prefix Sy-.

Associated with: woods (tree)


Sylvanus has 1 different relation via Silvanus: Silvano.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Slavanus, Sylvales, ..

(female) Sylsan, Sylvanah, ..

How popular is Sylvanus?

Sylvanus is an uncommon first name for males but a somewhat popular surname for both adults and children (#146011 out of 150436, Top 97%). (2000 U.S. Census)


Ranking and usage % can show different trends depending on the distribution of names that year.

Displayed below is the baby name history of Sylvanus for boys. Sylvanus was first listed in 1880-1889 and reached its peak rank of #1130 in the U.S. then, but is not listed at the moment. (Top 2000 Names, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names


Suggested similar names are Alfaeus (see Alpheus), Claus, Damianus, Dardanus, Delfinus, Emilianus (see Emil), Fabianus, Germanus (see Germain), Janus, Julianus, Klaus, Lucianus, Manus, Marianus, Montanus, Romanus, Salman, Salvador, Salvator, Salvian, Salviano (see Salvio), Salviatus (see Salvio), Salvino, Sassacus, Seamus, Sellars, Servaas, Servas, Servatus, Shamus, Shivaun, Silas, Silvain, Silvan, Silvaon, Silvino, Sloan, Sloane, Stefanas (see Stephanus), Stefanos, Stefanus, Stephanus, Stevan, Straus, Sylas, Sylvan, Sylver, Sylvio, Symonds, Tevarus and Urbanus. These names tend to be more frequently used than Sylvanus.