Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. /ˈsil.wa.nus/(Latin) /sɪl.ˈveɪn.əs/(English)  [key·simplify]

Meaning & History

Roman cognomen meaning "of the woods", 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

VariantSilvius(Roman Mythology)
Feminine FormSilvia(Roman Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesSilas, Silouanos(Biblical Greek) Sylas(Biblical Polish) Silvijo(Croatian) Silas(Danish) Silas, Sylvan, Sylas, Sylvanus(English) Sylvain(French) Silas(German) Silvan(German (Swiss)) Silas(Greek) Silvano, Silvio(Italian) Silvius(Late Roman) Sílvio(Portuguese) Silviu(Romanian) Silvio(Spanish)

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Entry updated December 7, 2022