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PronouncedPron.sil-VAY-nəs English

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 & CulturesSilas, Silouanos Biblical Greek Silas, Sylvanus English Sylvain French Silas Greek Silvano Italian


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