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Sylvester meaning and name origin
Sylvester \s(y)-lves-ter, syl-ve-ster\ as a boy's name is pronounced sil-VEST-ter. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Sylvester is "wooded". 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.
Sylvester has 3 variant forms: Silvester, Silvestre and Sly.
For more information, see also the related name Vester.
A baby name that sounds like Sylvester is Silvestro.
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Popularity of Sylvester
Sylvester is a very popular first name for men (#396 out of 1220) and also a very popular surname or last name for all people (#1537 out of 88799). (1990 U.S. Census)
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