Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. SEEL-wa-noos(Latin)

Meaning & History

Roman name derived from Latin silva meaning "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 & CulturesSilas, Silouanos(Biblical Greek) Silas(Danish) Silas, Sylvanus(English) Sylvain(French) Silas(German) Silas(Greek) Silvano(Italian)

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Entry updated November 20, 2020