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What does Silvia mean?

Silvia Pronunciation of Silvia as a girls' name is pronounced SIL-vee-ah. It is of Latin origin, and the meaning of Silvia is "woods, forest". Variant of Sylvia. Shakespeare used Silvia for a heroine's name in "Two Gentlemen of Verona".




VARIANTS Silva, Silvana, Silvanna, Silvestra, Silvi, Silvie, Silvija, Sirvana, Sirvanna, Silvy, Silvya, Sylvia, Sylvie

ALTERNATIVE FORMS VIA SYLVIA Silvaine, Silvania, Silviana, Silvianne, Sylva, Sylvana, Sylvee, Sylviana, Sylvina, Sylvine, Sylwia, Zilvia, Zylvia



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How popular is Silvia?

Silvia is a very prominent first name for women (#459 out of 4276, Top 11%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#5852 out of 150436, Top 4%). (2000 U.S. DEMOGRAPHICS)

Silvia reached its peak rank of #552 in the U.S. during the years 1970-1979, and is presently at #1394. (TOP 2000 NAMES, 2018)

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

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

Which version is better?

Sylvia (#490 IN 2018), Sylvie (#897) and Sylva are the popular varying forms of Silvia (#1394). Other variants, like Silviana, are seldom used. These forms of Silvia were at the height of their popularity 108 years ago (MEDIAN #1152) and are now much less common (#1195, DOWN 79.9%). Sylvia is the longstanding favorite, though Sylvie has become popular as well over time, while Sylvia is no longer trendy.

Top 2000 baby names ranking of Silvia, Sylva, Sylvia, Sylvie in U.S.

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

Similar Names

Silvia is pronounced similarly to Sallvia and Salvia. Other recommended sound-alike names are Belvia, Cilia, Elvia, Filia, Fulvia, Gilia, Lilia, Lillia, Livia, Salcia, Salvina, Selbea (see Selby), Selbie, Selia, Shalva, Silia, Silija, Siliya, Silja, Silkie, Silkya, Sillia, Sillija (see Silja), Silliya (see Silja), Silver, Silvina, Silya, Sindia, Siria and Vivia. These names tend to be less commonly used than Silvia.

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