GENDER: Masculine
PRONOUNCED: sil-VAY-nəs (English)   [key]
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.
Related Names
OTHER LANGUAGES: Silas, Silouanos (Biblical Greek), Silas, Sylvanus (English), Sylvain (French), Silas (Greek), Silvano (Italian)