Given Name SILVANUS

GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: sil-VAY-nəs (English)  [details]

Meaning & History

Roman name derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". Silvanus was the Roman god of forests. This name appears in the New Testament belonging to one of Saint Paul's companions, also called Silas.
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Silas, Silouanos (Biblical Greek), Silas, Sylvanus (English), Sylvain (French), Silas (Greek), Silvano (Italian)

Categories

biblical, gods, green, mythology, nature, plants, saints, trees
Entry updated January 25, 2013