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Meaning & History

Derived from Latin silva "wood, forest". This was the family name of several of the legendary kings of Alba Longa. It was also the name of an early saint martyred in Alexandria.
Feminine FormsSilvia Late Roman Silvia Roman Mythology
Other Languages & CulturesSilvijo, Silvio Croatian Silvio Italian Silvio Portuguese Silviu Romanian Silvio Spanish


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Entry updated March 14, 2016   Contribute