Gender Masculine
Pronounced Pron. SIL-vee-əs(English)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

Derived from Latin silva meaning "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.

Related Names

Feminine FormsSilvia(Late Roman) Silvia(Roman Mythology)
Other Languages & CulturesSilvijo(Croatian) Sylvan(English) Silvio(Italian) Sílvio(Portuguese) Silviu(Romanian) Silvio(Spanish)


Entry updated November 16, 2019