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Looking at records of births and christenings in England from 16th to the 20th century, it seems that it was sometimes given to girls.

EXAMPLES (accessible via Ancestry & FamilySearch):
Silvester Rogers (christened in 1583)
Silvester Ann Scott (born in 1862)

So in that sense, both Silvester and Sylvester were unisex names back in the olden days, though given more, slightly, to boys.
m4yb3_daijirou  6/11/2015
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Silas is a potential nickname for Silvester.
― Anonymous User  5/16/2015
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This name is also used in Croatia. However, a more common variant is Silvestar, deemed the "proper" Croatian form of this name.
goricar  12/13/2009
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In Germany, New Year's Eve is referred to as "Silvester," probably because St. Silvester's name day is December 31st.
― Anonymous User  10/27/2007
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Silvester is also Czech and Slovak form. Name Day: 31th December. [noted -ed]
Ronja  8/25/2007
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Pet forms of Silvester are Silva, Silvius, Sly, Silvek, Silves.
Karcoolka  3/19/2007
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In the movie "Baby Geniuses" the main character's name is Silvester nicknamed Sly.
StevieGrl  6/12/2006
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It could also be from the Latin name for a group of cats; silvestris.
arrowhead909  6/6/2006

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