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What does Sylvanus mean?

Sylvanus Pronunciation of Sylvanus [syl-vanus] 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).

Associated with: woods (tree).


1 different relation via Silvanus: Silvano.

Creative forms:


Middle name pairings:
Sylvanus Ronan (S.R.), ..

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)

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, 2015)

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.

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