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What does Sylvester mean?

Sylvester /syl-ve-ster/ as a boys' name is pronounced sil-VEST-ter. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Sylvester is "of the woods".

The name is associated with a cartoon cat in modern times. Silvestre is a French form. See also Silvanus. Actor Sylvester Stallone; rock singer Sylvester "Sly" Stone.

Associated with: woods (tree), cat (lion), modern.

Variations

Sylvester has 3 variants: Silvester, Silvestre and Sly.

Affiliated boy name: Vester.

Sylvester has 1 feminine form: Silvestra.

Kreatif forms:
(male) Shlovester, Sylveder, ..

(female) Sylveste, Sylvetel, ..

How popular is Sylvester?

Sylvester is a very prominent first name for males (#396 out of 1220, Top 32%) and also a very prominent surname for all people (#1784 out of 150436, Top 1%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)

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

Displayed below is the birth name popularity of Sylvester for boys. Sylvester reached its peak position of #150 in the U.S. during 1900-1909, and is presently at #1927. (2014 U.S. SSA Records)

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

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

Displayed below is an analysis of the popularity of the boy name Sylvester and related names. Silvester, Silvestre and Vester are the prominent related forms of Sylvester (#1927 via latest list) appearing in the Top 2000. These forms of Sylvester were at the top of their popularity in the 1900s (median #1061) and have become significantly less widespread since, with the version Sylvester becoming less fashionable.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Sylvester, Silvester, Silvestre, Vester in U.S.

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

Similar Names

NAMES LIKE SYLVESTER

Suggested similar names are Alaister, Alaster, Aleister, Alester, Alister, Allaster, Allister, Allyster, Alyster, Belveder (see Belvedere), Chester, Fester, Forester, Forrester, Hollister, Kester, Lancester, Lankester (see Lancaster), Leicester, Lester, Nester, Rochester, Salvator, Silver, Silverton, Silvestro, Slater and Sylver. These names tend to be less frequently used than Sylvester.


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