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

From a Latin name meaning "wooded, wild", derived from 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.

Related Names

VariantsSylvester(German) Sylvester(English)
DiminutiveSly(English)
Feminine FormSilvestra(Slovene)
Other Languages & CulturesSilvijo(Croatian) Silvestr(Czech) Sylvester, Vester(Danish) Sylvestre(French) Szilveszter(Hungarian) Silvestro, Silvio(Italian) Sylwester(Polish) Silvestre, Sílvio(Portuguese) Silvius(Roman Mythology) Silviu(Romanian) Silvestr(Russian) Silvestre, Silvio(Spanish)

Popularity

People think this name is

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Name Days

Austria: December 31
Estonia: December 31
Slovakia: December 31

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Entry updated December 7, 2022