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Meaning and Name Origin

Sylvanus \s(y)-lva-nus, syl-vanus\ as a name for boys. The meaning of the name Sylvanus is "woods". Sylvanus is a form of Silvanus (Latin). Not consistently used as a birth name for boys.


Sylvanus has 6 different forms via Silvanus: Silvain, Silvano, Silverio, Silvino, Silvio and Sylvio.


Sylvanus is an uncommon first name for males. Sylvanus is a rare surname too for both adults and children. (2000 U.S. Census)

Below is a charted comparison of the popularity of the boy name Sylvanus and affiliated names. Silvio is the only prominent related form of Sylvanus (#unlisted). Adoption of this boy name was at its highest during 1920-1929 and is now much less, with the form Silvio becoming less fashionable. (Top 1000 Birth Names Records, 2014)

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

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

Similar Names

A suggested similar baby name is Sylvan. Like Sylvanus, this name is not frequently used.