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Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. sil-VEHS-tər(English)
zil-VEHS-tu(German)
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Meaning & History

From a Roman name meaning "of the forest" from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the name of three popes, including Saint Silvester I who supposedly baptized the first Christian Roman emperor, Constantine the Great. As an English name, Silvester (or Sylvester) has been in use since the Middle Ages, though it became less common after the Protestant Reformation.
VariantsSylvester(Dutch) Sylvester(English) Sylvester(German)
DiminutiveSly(English)
Feminine FormSilvestra(Slovene)
Other Languages & CulturesSilvestr(Czech) Sylvester, Vester(Danish) Sylvestre(French) Szilveszter(Hungarian) Silvestro(Italian) Sylwester(Polish) Silvestre(Portuguese) Silvestre(Spanish)

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Estonia: December 31
Slovakia: December 31

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