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Famous bearer: Silas is a member of Opus Dei in 'The Da Vinci Code'. He is an albino. In the book, there are many chapters that talk a lot about him. One tells about where he was born, eventually leading to where he breaks out of prison.
echo_of_the_past  8/2/2005
Silas is the title character of the book "Silas Marner." He's a greedy old man who redeems himself after rescuing and adopting a little girl. He becomes a great man.
breakofday  12/7/2005
I think that if you want an old timey name you should use this! Silas Mitchell is my Grnadpa's name but we called him Mitchell! If you don't want to call your child by Silas you could always use the middle name which is very common nowadays!
― Anonymous User  6/5/2006
If I had been a boy, my parents were going to call me Silas. I think it's a handsome name, and I would name my son this if I ever have one. It's a strong name, but not too strong. Just right.
scarletquillraven  11/17/2006
Silas Wegg is a character in "Our Mutual Friend" by Charles Dickens.
Kate  5/8/2007
I really like this name but people seem to have negative feelings about it. I especially like the meaning - forest.
flamestar  5/13/2007
Silas Deane isn't really famous but he could have been known as a Revolutionary War hero if it wasn't for other circumstances. He tried to convince France to join in the Revolution but failed, and when his private letters were found in which he said the Revolution was hopeless, he was branded as a traitor. When sailing back to America, Deane died mysteriously and his killer remains unknown.
thebyrd  12/2/2007
One famous bearer is actor Silas Weir Mitchell.
Maggie_Simpson  12/20/2007
Pronounced "See-lahs".
Karcoolka  3/28/2008
Not in English it ain't.
Kosta  4/30/2008
A famous bearer of this name is the main character in William Dean Howells' classic novel "The Rise of Silas Lapham".
sammyh88  6/12/2008
I think this is a wonderful name. I don't know what it is exactly that I like about it. It's just so unique yet normal - you never hear it, yet obviously it's a real name. It's a solid, masculine yet soft, old-timey name.
sammyh88  6/12/2008
Silas is the name of Nancy's older son on Weeds.
― Anonymous User  6/19/2008
I think Silas is a really cool name. To me it sounds really modern, but is a very classic name with a lot of history.
― Anonymous User  11/25/2008
In the show Weeds on Showcase the oldest son is named Silas. I think it's a nice name.
― Anonymous User  12/30/2008
Love this name. It's mysterious and unique.
Gothiclovesick  5/13/2009
Silas is Nobody's guardian in the children's fantasy book The Graveyard Book. He is neither alive nor dead, and it's implied that he's a vampire.
Wilted  5/25/2009
J. Sheridan Le Fanu wrote a victorian gothic novel titled "Uncle Silas"; it happens to be her most popular. Silas is not the main character, but is the antagonist.
veronica.voodoo  7/2/2009
As a previous commenter noted, "Uncle Silas" was a popular 19th century Gothic novel written by J. Sheridan le Fanu. But le Fanu was a man, not a woman.
― Anonymous User  1/10/2012
Beautiful name, yet I'm uncertain about its use in today's world. Every time I hear it, I find myself singing it to a lullaby-like tune.
― Anonymous User  8/13/2009
Silas Heap is a character in the Semptimus Heap series.
pink__tofu  1/10/2010
I adore this name. It sounds pensive and saintly; strong, yet sensitive. It's uncommon, but not so uncommon that it sounds strange. This name is a long-standing favorite of mine.
Athena Nike  3/5/2010
I always thought that villain in Heroes was named SILAS.
high_chronicles  7/11/2010
Silas Dwane House (born 1971) is an American writer best known for his novels. He is also a music journalist, environmental activist and columnist. House's fiction is known for its attention to the natural world, working class characters, and the plight of the rural place and rural people. (from Wikipedia)
ars musica  8/14/2010
The Latin pronunciation is See-lahs.
― Anonymous User  1/14/2011
Silas Foster is the name of a minor character in Nathaniel Hawthorne's 1852 novel The Blithedale Romance.
kkgnoise  1/14/2011
I like this name, but I've only ever seen it on Hollyoaks, where Silas is a murderer who murdered lots of girls and stole their rings, and in a different film where Silas is a violent child.
Grace_Scarlette  9/20/2011
I personally love this name, although I've never met anyone named Silas. I also love the variant Syler (or Cyler, depending on spelling). With the name Silas or the variants, you could also get the nickname Sy/Cy (pronounced SIGH). How cute.
codenameflame  2/28/2012
This name, along with Ezra and Felix, seem like kind of "out there" super manly names that belong to people with big personalities. I think the name Silas is really cool and unusual!
― Anonymous User  1/11/2013
Silas "Si" Robertson is part of the Duck Commander family and is on the TV show Duck Dynasty.
Ranchie  1/27/2013
My son is named Silas. It is a family name - and it belonged to the grandfather (born 1838) of my great grandmother. Her family was Dutch and she pronounced it Sigh-lis. She was thrilled that we chose the name and my son really likes it. It fits him well. (and we call him Si.. as in sigh...)
mzterrijean  2/13/2013
It's a cool name, but its gaining popularity quick! It has a nice sound to it though, and it sounds very 1800s without being dated.
Oohvintage  5/27/2013
We named our son Silas. We love it. It is classic but not common, manly but not overbearing. It is unusual without being made up. It has a fantastic meaning ("of the forest"), and several noble literary characters were named Silas: Silas Marner the redeemed miser, Paul's traveling companion in the Bible, and Uncle Silas in Huckleberry Finn. We love this name!
rventress  9/9/2014
Such an elegant, handsome name! You can never go wrong if you name a boy Silas. It ages well, looks and sounds good, and the meaning and history behind it is nice - what more could you hope for?
Alexanna  11/19/2014
This is American actors Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel's son's name! Full name Silas Randall Timberlake, born last night.
mmcurliq42311  4/11/2015
Easily my favorite Biblical name. Silas accompanied Paul on his missionary journeys that were documented in the book of Acts. Solid masculine name.
TTT  5/12/2015
Makes me think of a grain silo.
― Anonymous User  5/23/2015
Silas Jayne anyone?
TheAnonimy  6/30/2015
Lovely name.
― Anonymous User  8/26/2015
Me and my husband are naming our daughter SilasRose... we find it beautiful and a strong name for her. Her full name will be SilasRose Spivey (and then our last name). I'm curious about people's impressions of us naming our daughter this.
― Anonymous User  9/8/2015
Silas is the name of a character from Fire Emblem: Fates. He is a childhood friend of Corrin. (I like this name and I hope it doesn't become too heavily associated with Duck Dynasty or Justin Timberlake's son.)
Buneary  3/29/2016
I personally like this name, possibly as a middle name (or even a first name). It seems unique but classy at the same time.
taylormarie  10/21/2016
Sounds like your typical weird, trashy redneck name. Duck Dynasty comes to mind...gross.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2017
Silas sounds like an evil name. A perfect name for a cannibal or murderer in the woods.
― Anonymous User  7/19/2017
Saul Hebrew
Saulus Aramaic
Silas Greek
Silvanus Latin
SiSu  12/26/2017
Silas is a handsome name. Much better then Saul, which never appealed to me, mainly because of the actual Biblical character. Then again, a lot of Biblical names are ruined my the characters themselves for me. This name reminds me of Elias because the letter similarity, which I also like. I can't decide if I prefer Elias or Silas.
SapphireLace  1/9/2018

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